LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Lafayette's Jefferson Neighborhood could soon be undergoing some changes. The historic area is bounded by 9th, Union, Ferry, and Erie streets.
On Thursday, the Lafayette Redevelopment Commission voted in favor of a neighborhood plan.
It would identify what parts of the area need the most work, and start projects to improve them. Aaron Kowalski, the urban planner for the project, said this plan is vital to improving the future of the neighborhood.
"Knowing that there are some concerns with the quality of existing rentals there are some vacant buildings there is really some opportunity to promote revitalization with better occupancy of those structures and uses," said Kowalski.
The $72,000 contract for the plan is with MKSK out of West Lafayette. The planning process will start next month and continue through August. After that, the city will host an open house with the results.