Senior living facility to replace former medical building

A vacant, boarded up Lafayette building will soon be torn down.

Posted: May. 24, 2018 4:48 PM
Updated: May. 24, 2018 5:18 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A vacant, boarded up Lafayette building will soon be torn down. It's all to make way for low to moderate income senior citzen housing.

The current building on Ferry Street once housed the Lafayette Medical Center, but the building has sat empty for years.

An investor will spend $9 million building the 50 unit housing project.

Economic Development Director Dennis Carson said it helps solve a problem when it comes to affordable senior housing.

"There's a great need," said Carson. "There's a great gap. So, this will help fill that gap. It won't completely take care of it, but it will help.

So, hopefully in the future we'll see some more projects like this as well."

The building is on one of the last parcels for the former site of home hospital.

Carson said on top of providing more senior housing, it helps get rid of a vacant building in need of demolition.

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