First Posted: 4/16/2012 11:31:28 AM | Last Updated: 4/16/2012 11:31:53 AM
LAFAYETTE – Details on the innovative public/private Centennial Townhomes development planned for North Fifth Street in the Centennial Neighborhood near downtown Lafayette are now available on the project’s just-launched website, www.historiccentennialtownhomes.com .
The community is invited to learn more and to respond to a brief survey posted on the website.
“As we move forward with plans for this project, targeted for a spring 2013 groundbreaking, we need input from the community, potential developers and those who may be interested in living there,” said Dennis Carson, director of the Lafayette Economic Development Department. “The survey has just 20 short questions and takes only a few minutes to complete.”
The survey was developed and its results will be compiled by StatCom, a Purdue University Department of Statistics student group.
Steven Meyer, chair of the Lafayette Urban Enterprise Board, one of the project partners, said, “Launching the website is an important next-step in solidifying our vision for the North Fifth Street block. Discussing our plans and getting suggestions from others will guide this public/private partnership to its success.”
The website also features information on the project partners, neighborhood’s history and points of interest in the Centennial Neighborhood.
“The Centennial Neighborhood has made great strides in re-emerging as a lovely, walkable neighborhood,” said Brenda Canaan, owner of Goldstone Jewelry on Sixth Street.
“I encourage the community to check out the plans for the latest project on this new website and learn more about what's coming next,” Canaan said. “Technology and a unique cooperation between the Centennial neighborhood and the city are going to truly bring us full circle to renewing the neighborhood to the vibrant, historic days of the late 1800s.”
“Intended to complement the neighborhood’s historic architecture, homes and setting, the Centennial Townhomes project will be developed by three partners,” said Margy Deverall, planner for the city of Lafayette .
They are the City of Lafayette Redevelopment Commission, which is responsible for rehabilitating properties for the city’s best social and economic uses; Lafayette Urban Enterprise Association, established in 1993 to enhance, revitalize and encourage neighborhoods and businesses in the city’s enterprise zone; and Centennial Neighborhood Investment Group LLC, made up of area residents who are investing their own capital to help purchase the site.
For more information and to complete the survey, visit the website, www.historiccentennialtownhomes.com.