Information for proposed West Lafayette Annexation is available using the links below.
Letters were sent via certified mail to all homeowners in and adjacent to the planned annexation area earlier this summer, letting them know of the October 7, 2013 public hearing.
Inside INdiana Business' coverage of Mayor John Dennis' June 19 news conference requesting an amendment to the City's annexation ordinance to focus on West Lafayette's economic development future.
Mayor John Dennis discussed the City's revised annexation plans to focus on West Lafayette's economic development future via the U.S. 231 Corridor on Inside INdiana Business recently.
Q & A
Transforming a Community
Interlocal Agreement - March, 2014
Fiscal Plan (REVISED)
REVISED Annexation Map - July 19, 2013
Proposed Map of Annexation - April 30, 2013
Annexation Chart - Source: Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Annexation Tax Calculator
SmartMoney magazine (December 2008) ranks a Purdue University education Ninth in the nation in long-term value of a college education.
Purdue University is ranked in the Princeton Review's list of 100 "best value" colleges for 2009, released Jan. 8, 2008. The education services and test-prep company says the rankings are an attempt to highlight "schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price - either by keeping sticker prices in line, or by offsetting high costs with great financial packages."
Harrison High School is ranked among the state's top public high schools by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce when it came to providing a quality education for the dollars spent per pupil earning "best buy" designation.
Harrison High School senior, Christopher Stewart is one of only four Indiana students who took the ACT exam in September 2008 to achieve a top composite score of 36. Furthermore, Christopher is one of only 52 in the nation, out of approximately 250,000 who tested on that ACT national test date to be perfect.
Tippecanoe School Corporation school board recognized as an "Outstanding Board" by Indiana School Boards Association.
A Safe City
West Lafayette enjoys an exceptionally low crime rate for a city its size and has well-equipped and staffed police and fire departments.
If you are new to Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette, welcome! In addition to being a student at Purdue, you are an important member of our community. West Lafayette is a great place to live, whether you are here for four or more years or settling here long-term. From our diverse housing options and beautiful neighborhoods, to our top-ranked school system, to our quality of life amenities and vibrant economy, West Lafayette is a special place. We hope you will take the time to explore the community.
Population -- West Lafayette is home to 42,010 permanent residents. More than 54 nationalities live in the city, creating a rich cosmopolitan flavor that offers cultural events and opportunities found in cities twice our size.
Location -- Proud to be home to Purdue University, West Lafayette is located in north-central Indiana - just an hour from Indianapolis to the southeast, 2 hours from Chicago to the northwest and 90 minutes from Bloomington, home of Indiana University. About 65 percent of the country is within a day's drive. Our longitude is 86° 52' W, latitude is 40° 21', and elevation is 699 ft.
Time -- West Lafayette is on Eastern Daylight Time.
Climate -- West Lafayette enjoys four beautiful, diverse seasons -- snowy winters; vibrant springs; warm, bright summers; and colorful falls. The area's mean temperature is about 50 degrees F.
The West Lafayette Public Arts Team (PAT) is responsible for managing the affairs of West Lafayette's public art program. Members are elected by the current membership and new members are approved by the Mayor. Members include art advocates, art professionals, artists and dedicated citizens. The PAT strives for diversity in its membership.
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Click on the pictures below for more details on completed projects.
Bears Afoot! - Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
Before I Die - Artist Candy Chang
Commune - Artists Quincy Owens & Luke Crawley
Delight of Accomplishment - Artist Tom Torluemke
Inside Out - Purdue Art & Design's Senior Photography Class and the art teams of Lafayette and West Lafayette.
Letting People In - Artist Alexandria Monik
Tiny Places - Artist Aaron Bumgarner
Play Me, I'm Yours
Point of Departure - Artist Ben Sutter
Who's Watching Who
Iron Sharpens Iron
Send - Artist Craig Martin
"Send" was installed by local artist Craig Martin in 2015. The mural is on the east side of the West Lafayette Post Office at 610 W. Navajo St. With large splashes of brilliant colors, the mural enlivens a very public space in West Lafayette, which stands over one of its busiest intersections. The image provides a unique calling card for the city and a captivating backdrop for post office activities.