Purdue Building Gets Go-Ahead

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Plans for a new four-story engineering building at Purdue University are advancing despite the objections of some nearby residents.

The West Lafayette City Council approved zoning changes Tuesday night to allow construction of the $38 million Wang Hall of Electrical and Computer Engineering on the northeastern edge of Purdue's campus.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reported that residents say they are worried that the project marks an intrusion by Purdue into their neighborhood that never will be reversed. They also raised concerns about increased traffic and parking problems.

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