Morton Center will be official home of city hall

We now know West Lafayette's final decision on its city hall and the temporary solution.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2018 4:06 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — We now know West Lafayette's final decision on its city hall and the temporary solution.

Mayor John Dennis announced renovations will soon begin to make the Morton Center the official home of city hall. The city is also in negotiations with West Lafayette School district to use Happy Hollow Elementary for city offices while the Morton Center is being renovated.

Both Mayor Dennis and Redevelopment Commission president Larry Oates addressed the plans at Tuesday's city council meeting.

The two said temporarily moving to Happy Hollow will allow Morton Center Activities to continue. As News 18 previously reported, a company was hired to study three locations as possible solutions for the new city hall.

The company's first choice was the Morton Center, for a number of reasons including its size. Dennis also said the building's location played a factor.

"This is our new downtown, this is our new downtown core and we believe that the Morton Center will satisfy the needs of a city hall," said Dennis.

Renovations are expected to take three years.

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