Environmental Consulting for Wabash Landing Development
The Wabash Landing mixed-use development transformed a significant portion of a blighted 80-acre site along the Wabash River into a new destination place.
Since 2002, residents and visitors of the waterfront along the Wabash River in West Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University, step into a vibrant up-scale apartment community, with restaurants, retail shops, a nine-screen movie theater with stadium seating, a child care center, beauty salon, medical offices, a six-story Hilton Garden Inn, a 650-space parking garage and a pedestrian bridge crossing the Wabash. This area has become the focal point of a revitalized community and downtown that is both a great place to live and a destination for visitors.
Step back to the 1990's and in its place was an old landfill, abandoned department stores, and various closed businesses which had polluted the area. Strapped with the changing needs of a community and the desire to improve blighted areas, the City of West Lafayette developed a strategy for this entrance area to the city and assembled a team of advisors and stakeholders, including KERAMIDA, to plan the development of this critical entrance to the city area. Upon completion, the development at Wabash Landing resulted in more than $108 million dollars of public and private investment.
The planning, design and implementation of Wabash Landing has won multiple local, regional and national awards, including:
- National League of Cities: Gold Award (James G. Howland-2004)
- Indiana Association of Cities and Towns: Community Achievement Award (2003)
- Indiana Main Street Council: Public Private Partnership in Downtown Revitalization Award (2003)
- Indiana Land Use Consortium: Models of Success Award (2002)
- Indiana Planning Association: Outstanding Project Award (2002)
Award Winning Brownfield Redevelopment
KERAMIDA determined the Environmental Risks, and developed the Strategic Planning on how the property should be developed to Mitigate Environmental Risks. KERAMIDA also performed the necessary Remediation.