APC moves low-income housing complex proposal forward

Plans for a low-income housing complex that could be coming to Lafayette took a step forward Wednesday.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 11:40 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2018 4:10 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Plans for a low-income housing complex that could be coming to Lafayette took a step forward Wednesday.

The Area Plan Commission gave its approval for Overlook Pointe Apartments to subdivide. The plans call for 248 units in 17 buildings off Elston Road, near U.S. 231.

Wednesday's approval came with 12 conditions to follow.

For instance, the developers need to extend the water main to the property. They also have to add sidewalks around the property and connect them to the others in the area. If the developers fail to meet all 12 conditions, the approval for a permit will be void.

Neighbors who live in the area begged the APC to deny the approval.

"As we look down the road six months from now, a year from now it will be real interesting to see once this is built and they have moved on to their next community. What are they doing here to ensure they follow up on the promises they made?" said Bill Decourt.

This is the same apartment complex Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski has been fighting. The Indiana Housing Authority will meet later this month to decide if the project can officially be built.


Before the APC took its vote, some members said they felt their hands were tied. They made it clear they heard how the community feels about the project.

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