WLPL Book Drop & Little Free Library Now At Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park recently received two new additions.

The West Lafayette Public Library has placed a book return at the park. This drop box can be used to return any WLPL material.  The book return is now available for use and will receive a permanent West Lafayette library sign in the near future.

Another new West Lafayette library drop box can be found at Lommel Park, located in the Barbarry Heights neighborhood. For any questions regarding the Lincoln and Lommel Park drop boxes contact the West Lafayette Public Library at 765-743-2261.

Lincoln Park also now features a Little Free Library, adding to the many already in our neighborhood and around the city. This free book exchange is available to all.

The other two in New Chauncey are on Rose St. near the Happy Hollow Park entrance and in front of New Chauncey Housing on Littleton St.

Volunteers Needed: 16th Annual Meet and Greet

The 16th Annual Meet & Greet is looking for neighborhood volunteers to help introduce the new Purdue students to the community. Walk around with your friends and neighbors on Monday August 24, 2015 from 6-7pm (or longer if you like) handing out packets of information, striking up conversations, and welcoming new people to the City.

The group will meet in the MSEE Foyer on Northwestern Ave:

MSEE-Meet and Greet

Parking available in Northwestern Garage after 5:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette Community Partnership Team.

For more information: contact Ashley Darnell at 496-1841 or adarnel@purdue.edu

2015 Labor Day Picnic

Labor Day Picnic 2015 - Firefighter SlideUPDATE:  We would like to thank everyone who came out to this year’s Labor Day Picnic and making it a huge success.  We are excited to do it again next year.

Here are some photos from the event. If you have any photos you would like to share, please send them our way:

Labor Day Picnic Header 2015

It is that time of year again and the New Chauncey Leadership team is planning this year’s annual Labor Day Picnic:

Monday September 7th
5:00 p.m. @ Lincoln Park

An evite will be sent in a bit, but we wanted to get the information on the web site. As usual, NCNA will provide burgers and dogs (meat and non-meat options), along with water and lemonade. We ask that everyone bring their own table service and something to share.

Please help spread the word!

To get you excited for this year’s event, here are some pictures from last year’s event:

Patton Construction Damage is Being Repaired

After working with the City of West Lafayette and Vectren, the New Chauncey Neighborhood Association was able to move up the repair work scheduled for our streets, curbstrips, and sidewalks. You can now see some progress, thanks to J. G. Case Construction.

We did learn, however, that if you suffered damage in your yard (not the curbstrip), the responsibility for repair is between Vectren and yourself. If you have areas of your yard that were destroyed by Patton Construction during the gas line update, please document with pictures. We hope to have a community meeting to work towards a resolution.

New Chauncey Rezone off to the APC and City Council

Have you seen the rezone signs around our neighborhood? Wondering what they are all about?

Here is a quick overview regarding the rezone signs you have seen around our neighborhood.  This request is an update to the zoning for our neighborhood:

New Chauncey Rezone Exhibit V

This rezone is a byproduct of the Land Use Plan we created for the New Chauncey neighborhood.  The latest map (pictured above) was was approved at the June 3rd Ordinance Committee meeting:

The APC will hear the Ordinance Committee’s recommendation at their July 15th meeting, with the West Lafayette City Council expected to hear it at their August 3rd meeting:

Z-2619 AREA PLAN COMMISSION – New Chauncey Neighborhood (R1, R1B, R1U, R2U, R3U, NBU, and CBW to R1, R1B, R1U, R2U, R3U, NBU, and CBW):

Petitioner is requesting rezoning of the New Chauncey Neighborhood, approximately bounded by Northwestern Avenue, Fowler Avenue, North River Road, Kingston Drive and Meridian Street in West Lafayette, Wabash 17 & 18 (S1/2) and 19 & 20 (N 1/2).

Patton-Vectren Gas Line Replacement Greenspace Damage in New Chauncey

UPDATE:  Thanks to Leadership Team Member, Shelley, you can read this FAQ from Vectren about the process.

A significant amount of damage has been done to the sidewalks, greenspace, and yards.

Members of the Neighborhood Leadership Team (others are welcome) are trying to get the latest information regarding the gas line replacement project in our neighborhood.

In my initial conversation with Patton construction, they stated that the sand filler is being used for expedience and that the next round would be with top soil.

More as we get it.  If you have any information, please feel free to contact us and we will update our web site.

If you haven’t walked around Salisbury or Stadium, here are a few pictures from our neighborhood.

Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale: May 9th

Due to inclement weather, the Multi-Neighborhood Garage Sale has been postponed.


One of our fellow neighbors in Salisbury Heights organized a community wide garage sale for Saturday, May 9, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

If you would like to participate and have a Nextdoor account, please add your name to the post here. If you are not on Nextdoor, feel free to shoot us an e-mail via our contact form. (It appears our contact form plugin is down, please leave a comment on this post if you would like to participate. Thank you!)

We are working with Salisbury Heights to create a map of the participating neighbors.

More information on Nextdoor.

City of West Lafayette announces “Spring Clean” Events

West Lafayette, IN –April 29, 2015– The City of West Lafayette will provide multiple “Spring Cleaning” related services to West Lafayette residents. In addition to providing roll-off dumpsters in select areas near campus, the City will offer document shredding and erecycling services provided by Eco-Shred and the Oscar Winski Company. As part of their “Donation Days” campaign, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana will also provide pick up services on May 9 and 10. The program and its components are designed to help manage an overabundance of household items, rubbish and assorted debris left over as a result of spring move out period.

“Each year we continue to offer these services to make it convenient for West Lafayette residents to donate and properly dispose of items no longer needed. It’s a win-win for the city and the residents,” said Rick Walker, West Lafayette Neighborhood Resource Team. Roll-off containers will be placed at the following locations from Friday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 26:

Vine at Pearl St.
Vine at Stadium Ave.
Williams at Chauncey Ave.
Lutz at Salisbury St.
Grant at Harrison St.
Garfield at Evergreen St.

Prohibited items for the roll off containers include refrigerators, freezers, humidifiers, explosives, hazardous waste, tires, paint, grass, dirt, brush, gravel, sod, brick, concrete, antifreeze, fertilizer, pesticides or flammables. Persons may contact the West Lafayette Street/Sanitation Department at 765-775-5242 to report problems.

The document shredding and e-recycling event will be hosted at the Morton Community Center located at 222 N. Chauncey from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday May 9. Participants should enter the Morton Community Center lot from North Street.

Please note that depending on the type and size of the electronic item, a collection fee of $10.00 to $40.00 may be required by the Oscar Winski company.

Donations to Goodwill can be arranged by calling 1-855-GWPIKUP (1-855-497-4587) to schedule a pick up or by visiting online at www.goodwillpickup.com.

For additional program information, contact Rick Walker with the West Lafayette Neighborhood Resource Team at 765-775-5238 or by email at rlwalker@westlafayettepd.us

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Update Meeting with APC

I just received this information from Ryan O’Gara at the Tippecanoe Area Planning Commission:

Please join the staff of the Area Plan Commission and the New Chauncey Neighborhood Steering

Committee for two meetings:

• Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7pm at the West Lafayette Public Library: this meeting will serve as an introduction to the rezone proposal.

• Wednesday, April 1, 2015, following the Executive Committee meeting at 4:30 pm, in the Tippecanoe Room of the Tippecanoe County Office Building, 20 N. Third Street, Lafayette: Staff will present the proposed zoning map to the Ordinance Committee of the Area Plan Commission in a public hearing format.

From their letter:

On behalf of the Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County and the New Chauncey Neighborhood Steering Committee, we are pleased to present a new zoning proposal based on the adopted 2013 New Chauncey Neighborhood Plan. A copy of both the existing zoning and the proposed zoning for the neighborhood is enclosed.

This first of two steps in achieving the future land use vision recommended by the Plan would bring the neighborhood, utilizing existing zoning districts available in the Unified Zoning Ordinance, into closer conformity with the neighborhood land use plan. If this first step is adopted by the West Lafayette City Council, step 2 will follow creating “form-based” zoning applied as an “overlay” on the zoning map adopted in step 1. Step 2 will bring the neighborhood into complete conformance with the adopted land use plan. More details on this second step will follow later as this zoning process unfolds.

Additional Ordinance Committee meetings may be necessary and if so, meeting times will be decided at the end of the April 1st meeting. If you are unable to attend either meeting, please contact the APC office for information regarding future meetings. You may also send written comments to the APC office or via email to apc@tippecanoe.in.gov.

The Ordinance Committee members will review the proposed map, take public comment, work out any necessary compromises, and then send a zoning proposal for the neighborhood to the full Area Plan Commission at a public hearing. APC’s vote at that hearing will serve as a recommendation to the West Lafayette City Council, which ultimately decides zoning issues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Proposal IV

New Chauncey Land Use Plan Existing Zoning

New Chauncey Land Use Plan – Letter to New Chauncey Property Owners

New Chauncey Land Use Plan (Full Document)

The NCNA supports the ongoing sustainability and historic preservation of the New Chauncey Neighborhood in West Lafayette Indiana