LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A chance for Lafayette to mark itself as a source for tech entrepreneurs is one step closer to completion.
The Lafayette Redevelopment Commission supported a bond for the MatchBOX co-working space today.
Lafayette Redevelopment Director Dennis Carson says the space is an effort to keep young talent from both Ivy Tech and Purdue in the area.
The bond will not exceed $1.5 million.
Carson says the resolution now goes to city council where it will have two readings.
"We've been going through the process of creating this and doing the design and the strategy of it," Carson said. "Now, we are ready to start the building. So, we got to get a state plan release and such, so we're expecting to start the building in August."
Also in the meeting, Carson gave a report on the now demolished Soller-Baker Funeral Home at Fourth and Alabama.
The site is set to be completely finished in about two weeks.
Carson says while demolishing the building, a local legend was proven true.
"There was an actual tunnel that went underneath from the original house to what was a brewery right next door," said Carson. "The owner of the house had a brewery next door and had a tunnel underneath that went in between the business and his home."
Carson says he is still marketing the site to developers.
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