The District at Chauncey Hill

West Lafayette, IN
Trinitas and its partners are planning to redevelop the Chauncey Hill Mall in downtown West Lafayette into a top-tier, mixed-use building.
Developer
Phase
Community Review
Mixed-Use Development
1. Reason for Visiting
What brings you near here *most often*?

How would you describe the community benefits you’d like to see in the project?

Something that is culturally enriching. Like a live music venue. Purdue students love live music, but we do not see it regularly enough, and many people can’t afford/would like a more intimate location... Read more

How would you describe the community benefits you’d like to see in the project?

Where students gather around after school, farmers mRket during summer time, street concerts during fall time - extension to starry night

How would you describe the community benefits you’d like to see in the project?

I think a good option would be a live music venue for artists to get gigs/for people to have fun, sort of an art hall to showcase both visual and performing arts and encourage new artists to get their... Read more

How would you describe the community benefits you’d like to see in the project?

Improve the nightlife of West Lafayette

If the Chauncey Hill Mall area could be like any town or area, what would it be?

It could be like beautiful Bloomington where a leafy, green campus opens up to a vibrant downtown area with restaurants, shops, and live entertainment venues.

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We have friends in Kansas City and we love going to the downtown area called the Power and Light District, specifically Kansas City Live. It is a mix of resturants, bars, and shops that all converge on... Read more

I agree. The Greater Lafayette area doesn't really have a decent downtown. If you look at the downtown areas of Valparaiso and Bloomington, those are really nice, Everybody is walking and outside. We have... Read more

I've been to Bloomington and KC's Power & Light District; both work because they are accessible. That potentially limits Lafayette because of the distance between downtown Lafayette and campus, especially... Read more

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How would you describe the community benefits you’d like to see in the project?

I would like to see additions for entertainment and dining and shopping. There isn't too many places near campus for shopping in convenience stores. There should also be a few restaurants. However, what... Read more

How would you describe the community benefits you’d like to see in the project?

Green space. Some sort of public plaza with maybe some retail on the sides and space for performances.

If the Chauncey Hill Mall area could be like any town or area, what would it be?

I would like to see it be like one of the cool neighborhoods on the outskirts of Chicago, like Lincoln Park. Centered around Lincoln Hall (the music venue), there’s food and shops around. With the live... Read more

If the Chauncey Hill Mall area could be like any town or area, what would it be?

A grocery store, greener space and a live music venue of some kind, or any form of live entertainment.

What are your thoughts regarding structured parking when choosing a place to live, shop or dine? What makes a parking garage a positive experience?

A parking garage must be accessible, but invisible or at least architecturally pleasing and blending in with the other structures. It must have easy access in and out. It must also have wide lanes- preferably... Read more

This project will bring retail space to the neighborhood. What kind of business do you want to see there most?

Small grocery/convenience!

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Thank you, Emily and Greg, for your comments. We have heard from a number of people that a grocery store would be a great addition to the neighborhood.

I really don't agree if the new Target has some modest grocery options. WL has a lot of excellent options, especially with Fresh Thyme coming to town. The demise of the supermarket near Macky shows the... Read more

It is true that several markets relatively close to campus have closed (Smitty's on the Levee, Smitty's on Northwestern, Fresh City Market near Mackey), but none was central to a high-density residential... Read more

Just to be clear. I have nothing against a grocery presence in the Village. I am concerned that it may not be financially viable.

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If the Chauncey Hill Mall area could be like any town or area, what would it be?

Its the place everyone hangs out at night but also a safest spot

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It would have green areas, an underground parking (because that current parking lot is an offense to urban design). It would mix colors, and materials in the outside walls. It would have a restaurant at... Read more

Hello and thank you. Stop by on Friday at 6pm. We have listened and incorporated green space and are looking at how to handle parking.

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