TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - County and city leaders are taking a hard look at the U.S. 231 corridor.
Five years ago, the corridor was complete. However, it's still a location with plenty of future growth and open land.
Recently, there's been pressure from developers to start building along it. In 2016, county leaders requested a study and a long-term vision plan.
The plan includes diverse residential development, university research and development and preservation of the environment. The study was presented Wednesday and the APC approved it.
"We're not interested in seeing a strip mall after strip mall along the stretch," said Development Director Eric Carlson. "We want it to be something that is fitting of West Lafayette and Greater Lafayette as a whole. Something that really has an opportunity to be a great beacon for the community and a place that a number of people will be able to utilize."
The West Lafayette City Council will now need to approve the plan.
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