WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Plans for an empty West Lafayette building that would include a "small format" Target moved forward Wednesday.
South Street Capital developers are hoping to give the vacant building near Chauncey Village a face lift. It's located at the intersection of State Street and Northwestern Avenue.
Wednesday night, the Area Plan Commission recommended it be rezoned, so the project can move forward.
The 5-story building would include 36 apartments and 96 bedrooms. The ground floor will include a "small format" Target and the basement, as of right now, will be Target's storage space.
The building was originally rezoned in 2012 and was part of the original State Street Corner project. Then a year later, construction plans came to a halt and the building has been empty ever since.
City leaders said it shouldn't overwhelm the historic buildings next to it.
"When the developer came back last year with this idea, they wanted to go up to eight stories and that's not something we were interested in entertaining," said Development Director Eric Carlson. "We wanted it to be something that flowed in with the rest of State Street."
Now, the West Lafayette City Council will need to approve it.
Target will employ 45 employees, which will include students.
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