West Lafayette city officials move forward with Morton Center renovations

The city confirmed Garmong as the city hall construction manager and Axis as the architect. Both companies are Indianapolis-based.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 5:21 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 6:30 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - West Lafayette City officials confirmed the architects and constructor for the Morton Center renovation on Wednesday morning. The City Hall staff is preparing to begin moving to Happy Hollow Elementary on December 17th.

Erik Carlson is the Development Director for West Lafayette. He said they will have a desk ready to help community members on that day, however they won’t be fully moved into the former school until January 4th.

The city confirmed Garmong as the city hall construction manager and Axis as the architect. Both companies are Indianapolis-based.

The Morton Center, built in 1929, is on the National Historical Registry list. As construction begins, Carlson said maintaining the historical integrity of the landmark is a top priority.

A big aspect of that is focusing on the exterior of the building.

“The new windows that go in place of the original are fitting of the era and of the building and we should be able to maintain our national register status,” he said. “But the interior will look vastly different.”

He said the emptying of the former elementary school came at a perfect opportunity for the city, and putting the building back into use is advantageous for both the school district and the city.

It will also give many of the departments a chance to acclimate to being back under the same roof.

“It will allow us to bring in the other aspects of City Hall that haven't been in this building with us over the last four years," he said.

A few of those missing departments include parks and recreation, finance, IT, and the facilities director.

Carlson says they hope to be back to work in the Morton Center by the fall of 2020.

West Lafayette
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 46°
Kokomo
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 46°
Rensselaer
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 41°
Fowler
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 41°
Williamsport
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 42°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 45°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
49° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 46°
Delphi
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 44°
Monticello
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 44°
Logansport
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 45°
Rainfall is ahead for Thursday!
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 166564

Reported Deaths: 4194
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion26255795
Lake14627362
St. Joseph9725171
Elkhart9402142
Allen8741232
Hamilton6462117
Vanderburgh622464
Tippecanoe402416
Porter355450
Hendricks3442137
Monroe337538
Johnson3307131
Delaware314475
Clark308565
Vigo280641
Madison254796
LaPorte241464
Cass230125
Kosciusko210329
Warrick206865
Floyd188468
Howard170166
Bartholomew149058
Marshall149028
Dubois147926
Wayne145533
Grant135440
Henry134330
Boone131050
Hancock125044
Noble124535
Jackson122519
Dearborn103828
Morgan100440
Lawrence99238
Gibson95612
Clinton93516
Daviess93236
Shelby91835
Knox83910
LaGrange82815
Harrison80724
Fayette79021
Putnam78317
DeKalb78111
Posey7787
Jasper7075
Miami6905
Steuben6748
Montgomery64422
White63016
Greene58138
Adams5777
Scott55916
Decatur53339
Whitley4926
Ripley4888
Wells47311
Clay4697
Sullivan46714
Starke4608
Wabash4599
Huntington4545
Orange42525
Spencer4236
Randolph42110
Fulton3956
Washington3923
Jennings38813
Franklin38325
Perry37714
Jefferson3655
Pike36318
Jay3486
Carroll34713
Fountain3393
Tipton28523
Vermillion2761
Parke2604
Rush2544
Blackford2425
Newton24011
Owen2171
Martin2040
Pulaski1794
Crawford1651
Brown1503
Ohio1367
Union1180
Benton1110
Switzerland990
Warren921
Unassigned0236

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events