Community members weigh in at final meeting for five points project

The final public meeting of Lafayette's redevelopment for its Five Points District took place Thursday.

Posted: Jan. 25, 2018 10:46 PM
Updated: Jan. 26, 2018 9:18 AM

Lafayette, Ind. (WLFI) - The final public meeting of Lafayette's redevelopment for its Five Points District took place Thursday. 

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The plans for the project were presented to a group of 80+ community members.

They included the city's visions for transportation, space, and branding of the area.

When the presentation ended, each community member was given five imaginary "dollars."

They were instructed to spend their dollars on the elements of the project they felt were most valuable.

Joseph Kasper moved to Lafayette ten years ago.

He thinks it's a good thing that the city recognizes the needs of the area.

"It's a logical next step because downtown has been revitalized, the other side of the hill has been revitalized, so coming back up the hill into Lafayette is very important," Kasper said. 

Project leaders say the dollar spending exercise is a way for them to understand what community members want most out of the project.

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