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West Lafayette announces final decision on city hall location

Mayor John Dennis announced renovations will soon begin to make the Morton Center the official home of city hall.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 1:07 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette's final decision on its city hall and the temporary solution were announced Monday at a city council meeting. Mayor John Dennis announced renovations will soon begin to make the Morton Center the official home of city hall. The city is also in negations with West Lafayette School district to use Happy Hollow Elementary for city offices while the Morton Center is being renovated.


Both Mayor Dennis and President of Redevelopment Commission Larry Oates addressed the plans at last night's city council meeting.
The two say 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 says 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 John Dennis.

Renovations are expected to take three years.

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