WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue Research Foundation received the go-ahead to build an $86 million apartment and retail complex. The building will be located at the west end of State Street on campus.
The project is being designed with Purdue Students in mind.
Plans for the building go beyond housing and into the retail and food markets. There will be a food court on the first floor.
It adds to the recent State Street developments that have been completed on campus. Erik Carlson, West Lafayette's Director of Development, said the project improves both city and campus life.
"They say live, work, play. It'll mix some great office space, laboratory space," said Carlson. "It'll be tied into the university, but also have some private office space as well as residential areas and commercial districts for shopping dining, and all of that."
Additionally, Director of Discovery Park Research Development Jeff Kanable said this solves the housing shortages that come with larger classes each year.
"It first and foremost fills a much-needed student housing demand to bring students closer to Purdue's campus core."
PRF will break ground at this location in the coming weeks.