Lafayette officials are taking steps to help develop vacant property downtown.
The site near the South Street bridge is officially a “blight spot” thanks to a city council resolution. Now, the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation is partnering with the city to pledge $50,000 for cleanup.
Council president Steve Meyer says that’s an important step in the development process.
"It would encourage a developer to come in and take a look at that property and perhaps develop it into some mixed-use, maybe, some trail or park area."