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Development and Investment Opportunities
Lafayette is thriving with a strong market where opportunities abound for business and real estate investment. Check out these links to find out and contact us for partnership opportunities.
- 5 Points Plan
- Loeb Stadium Link
- Lafayette Downtown Planning
- Lafayette Placemaking Plan-PPS
- 3rd & 4th Street Conversion Study
- Opportunity Zones
- BerlowitzRoss Infrastructure Master Plan
- Tippecanoe Housing Analysis & Strategy
- MatchBOX Coworking Studio
- Greater Lafayette Commerce
- Tax Increment Financing
- Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors
- Builders Association of Greater Lafayette
- Tax Abatement
- Riverfront Development Liquor License
- Indiana Small Business Development Center
If you live in Lafayette, you know 5 Points. This iconic and historic commercial node is a community gateway to downtown. Within walking distance to downtown as well as to Columbian Park, Zoo and Loeb Stadium, this area is well positioned for unique forward-looking housing and commercial investments. Click here for the final report on the Neighborhood Study.
Adjacent to 5 Points, Loeb Stadium in Columbian Park with its $17 million renovation will quickly become a destination for sports and entertainment. Click here for more details.
Opportunity Sites and Placemaking – With over 1,000 units housing needed over the next five years, downtown is rich and vibrant in its diversity as well as opportunities for investment. Click here for details.
Creating and activating destinations drives interest, critical mass and community spirit. Click here to find out how Lafayette is creating interesting, exciting and interactive destinations where people want to be!
The study was completed by American Structurepoint Inc. and MKSK to provide preliminary planning, conceptual design and public engagement services for the conversion of the one-way streets to two-way.
“We are very pleased with the study provided by our partners to enhance the vision of our Downtown Lafayette Master Plan,” states Mayor Tony Roswarski. “We feel this plan will improve the flow of all modes of transportation along these streets with on-street parking and enhanced bicycle and pedestrian friendly facilities.”
The study is available for review on the City’s website at http://lafayette.in.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12016.
Berlowitz Development Area Master Plan
Alexander Ross Development Area Master Plan
With over 300 members representing 150 businesses in all sectors particularly Innovation Driven Enterprise, MatchBOX Coworking Studio is one of Indiana's leading coworking facilities located in downtown Lafayette. Links to website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and email newsletter sign up.
We want to ensure your success and be a working partner. Tax Increment Financing is one of many technical and financial resources available to you. The TIF District is a tool that allows cities to "capture" the increase in property tax revenue that may result from an improvement. The additional revenue is then dedicated to financing the improvement, or for other development activities within the district.
The city's TIF Districts are listed and mapped in the Lafayette TIF District Map.
Lafayette's Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment District allows restaurants to apply for 3-way (liquor, beer, and wine) Riverfront Development liquor licenses. This district has been pivotal in enhancing the downtown environment. Below are links to several resources that are needed to apply for the license. Contact Economic Development Department staff for assistance.
Riverfront Liquor License Application Checklist
Boundary Map of the Lafayette Riverfront Redevelopment District
For more details and information contact:
Dennis Carson, Director
Economic Development Department
515 Columbia Street
Lafayette, IN 47901