Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Mobile Needles And Big Buildings

Jan 5, 2017

The mayor says he thinks it's most likely the county will establish a mobile syringe exchange, rather than housing it permanently in either his city or Lafayette.
Credit City of West Lafayette

It’s no secret the city of West Lafayette aims to look significantly different in the next few years.

The State Street redesign gets underway in earnest this year, with a major portion of the road set to close this summer. But what about the buildings along the road?

City leaders have approved several new mixed-use developments – some of them so tall they may need special clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration before ground is broken.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with West Lafayette’s John Dennis about the possibility that his city’s skyline is about to be blotted out by a couple big buildings.

Also on this week’s show, there’s still disagreement over a proposed needle exchange program, even as the county tries to secure grant funding to run it.

Since West Lafayette has been more supportive of it than their neighbors across the river, would they step up to house the program?