WL council making way for new apartment complex and church project

Apr 3, 2012

West Lafayette officials are supporting two major developments planned for the city.

Council members approved rezoning requests for a residential building at Grant and Harrison streets and a new Faith Ministries project on Northwestern Avenue.

Plans for the “Faith West” complex include a recreation and worship area, a fitness center, and space for retail and food service.

Mayor John Dennis says the development will benefit the community in many ways.

"When you look at the city of West Lafayette, we only have so much taxable inventory within our city. And again, this is a substantial lot. One of the most encouraging things in working with Faith is that they're willing to pay their fair share."

He also thinks the proposed apartments at Grant and Harrison will stimulate growth in the area thanks to a unique amenities package for Purdue students.

"It's going to be safe. It's going to provide the amenities that students are looking for nowadays. It's going to have some extra amenities such as a pool and a weight room. And we believe it's going to be something that's going to generate a significant amount of revenue for the city."

The six story building will be known as Grant Street Station. It includes 125-units, and its construction cost is roughly $20 million. It also has an onsite parking garage for residents.