Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On 'The Hub' And Urban Sprawl

Sep 1, 2016

The mayor says he's in favor of higher housing density in the area just south of State Street near the Purdue campus.
Credit City of West Lafayette

The West Lafayette City Council is set to decide the fate of a 600-bed high-rise a developer wants to build just south of State Street.

It’d add more beds to the neighborhood, but might also raise concerns about urban sprawl and the culture of the area just off the Purdue campus.

This week on Ask The Mayor, we speak with West Lafayette’s John Dennis about what impacts he sees from the plan and whether they jibe with his vision for the city.

Also on this week’s show: a number of listener questions about roads around the city.

How can we get more bike lanes?

Is US 231 sinking?

And why can’t people safely merge onto the Harrison Bridge?