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Dowtown Redevelopment

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It's surprising that Lafayette Indiana had the second highest rate of ownership downtown. The other cities in the list are major cities. I wonder why Lafayette's is so high.

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Interesting article.....

BDC webpage

I think too many cities have in the past tried to sell their downtowns as a "destination". It doesn't work in the long run.

Good question about Lafayette. Isn't W. Lafayette where Purdue is?

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Yes, it is Purdue. I would say that to call the residential development in Lafayette as being part of downtown Lafayette would be pushing it. Most of the development is up the hill and across the river around the Purude campus and technically not in downtown.

While downtown Lafayette is nice, it is not much different than any other similar city. Residential development is clearly not evident in the core only near campus, on the West side of the river, and in the older Heritage Hill like district on the Eastern bluff. I would compare it to a Bay City in terms of size and real downtown residential development.

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