Plans for proposed assisted living facility will wait another month

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A proposal for an assisted living facility in Lafayette will have to wait another month before moving forward.

The proposal went before the Area Plan Commission Wednesday night.

The facility would be located on Beck Lane, close to First Assembly Community Ministries. The petitioner would like to apply for the appropriate funding to house low-income seniors.

While members of the church are for it, neighbors are against the proposal. They said it could add traffic and potential crime to the area.

Sallie Fahey, the executive director of the APC, said there are also concerns with the type of zoning requested.

“Our concern is particularly not with the use because we know that we need facilities for seniors in assisted living. The issue is general business zoning. [General business] zoning won’t permit what we understand they want to build,” she said.

Fahey said more general business zoning isn’t needed in that area.

The commission reached a hung vote on the proposal. The proposal will be continued until next month’s meeting. Fahey said it will then head to the city council in January.