LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Driving down Sagamore Parkway you may have noticed the two new buildings sitting where a putt-putt course and diner once stood.
"They did construction over the winter and they are still progressing," City of Lafayette assistant engineer David Griffee said. "The other building started earlier this year."
A Mattress Firm sign is on one and the other is still unmarked, but Griffee said their neighbors will also be their competition.
"Both are planned to be mattress stores," Griffee said about the new buildings near the mall. "The building that sits where the old putt-putt course was does have an additional space, but it hasn't been disclosed yet what they're going to use that for."
In between the two buildings construction on a third will soon begin. Griffee said he doesn't know what will be going into that space.
Across the river in West Lafayette an eyesore that has been empty for nearly a year is getting a makeover.
"The A&W building right now is just more of a remodel to put it into a white box condition, which means it's ready for a tenant to take over," West Lafayette director of development Chandler Poole said. "New plumbing, new electric, new bathrooms and things of that nature that a tenant would typically want to see."
West Lafayette Director of Development Chandler Poole said other West Lafayette projects include the 720 Northwestern Avenue project. Construction is on schedule and Poole said the building should be opening in 2014.
Another major project is also starting this summer in the Research Park.
"We're starting do to some soil erosion control measures for prepping the sight for Arpel, the Caterpillar natural gas engine testing facility that's going to be built out there," Poole said.
With construction season gearing up, Griffee said there are more projects to come.
"We have several permit applications in that we're reviewing now and several existing buildings with spaces," Griffee said.
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