LAFAYETTE – The City of Lafayette and its partners: Tippecanoe County, City of West Lafayette, Builders Association of Greater Lafayette and the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors has released its Tippecanoe County Housing Analysis and Strategy Plan. Over the last year with industry leading consultant Greenstreet Ltd. led by Mark O’Neall, these entities formed a steering committee to analyze current market and future trends to develop a housing strategy as part of an overall economic development policy to ensure a variety of housing options for current and future residents, particularly for the workforce that is sought to be attracted and retained.

Housing is changing rapidly from the cost to build, to what consumers want, to the fiscal impact and local government’s ability to serve needs. It is also a very competitive environment where all aspects of quality of life need to be carefully considered and addressed aggressively to attract and retain talent as well as to be attractive for business to locate and expand in the area. This study starts a discussion and lends insight to the issues that housing providers and government entities face now and in the future.

“I am pleased to have been able to work with such forward thinking leaders in government and the community through groups such as BAGL and LBOR for this project,” says Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski. He adds, “This study has given valuable insight that will inform our policy decisions and help those in the private market to change their focus and build product to meet future demand.”