Purdue University expansion into West Lafayette neighborhood causes concern among residents.

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN

Purdue University expansion into West Lafayette neighborhood causes concern among residents.

 

 

Purdue University expansion into Hayes Street cause concern of some New Chauncey Neighborhood residents in West Lafayette; Sharon and Bruce Walter Keller Williams Realty homes for sale in West Lafayette, In near Purdue UniversityPurdue University's plans to expand across Northwestern Avenue into West Lafayette residential housing has met with some concern with New Chauncey residents in West Lafayette.

Northwestern Avenue has  been the unofficial de facto dividing line between Purdue University buildings(with the exception of a parking garage) and the residential neighborhoods of West Lafayette.

The Purdue Research Foundation, which handles property acquisition for the university, is handling the expansion of Purdue University into Hayes Street in the New Chauncey Neighborhood in West Lafayette.

Eight houses on the west side of Hayes Street will be razed to construct  Wang Hall which will encompass nearly 150,000 square feet for studies in Computer and Electrical Engineering.  Purdue has had one of the top engineering programs in the nation, and prides itself on its preparation for future astronauts.

 

 

 

 homes for sale in New Chauncey Neighborhood close to Purdue University Sharon and Bruce Walter Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN

Some West Lafayette residents are concerned about the expansion by Purdue into Hayes Street and see it as encroachment into residential housing that is already overrun by the impact of Purdue students and their privacy. 

Some neighbors object to a massive building replacing the distinctive homes on Hayes Street.

Proponents of the expansion by Purdue University into Hayes Street see it as progress and the opportunity to add needed classroom space coupled with new businesses that will offer expanded services to the student and resident community.

 

 

The Purdue Research Foundation is handling concerns by West Lafayette residents by proposing several meetings to let residents voice concerns and note objections so the construction of Wang Hall will blend into the West Lafayette neighborhood and be a win-win situation for Purdue University and the residents of the  New Chauncey Neighborhood in West Lafayette.  Critics of the expansion see this as a P.R. operation to swing public opinion toward the project AFTER the decision to expand because it is already a "done deal".

 

 

 

 

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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HOwdy, and a good morning to both of you!  Way to go putting out local news for your area...have a great day!

May 11, 2011 03:49 AM #1
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
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Thanks Kristin.  Hope things are going well for you up in the Badger State!

May 11, 2011 04:02 AM #2
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Mary Douglas
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Sounds like the University is advancing the dividing line even further!  I can certainly understand both sides of this impending encroachment.

May 11, 2011 06:14 AM #3
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Mary, both sides do have their reasons and justifications, although some residents wonder why the Purdue Research Foundation did not have these meetings BEFORE a decision was ever reached to expand.  Good comment Mary-sounds like you are running for political office out there in the RFL area!  ^_~

May 11, 2011 10:09 AM #4
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Elizabeth Byrne
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Sounds like Purdue is going through a big expansion. I can understand the concern of the town's residents.

May 15, 2011 01:43 PM #5
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Hi Elizabeth, sorry I missed your comment!  It is a fine line to walk, but everyone seems to understand how important Purdue is to the community and because of the university we only have a 4 1/2% unemployment rate in rate!  Thanks for your thoughts, Elizabeth!

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