According to the Journal & Courier, the developers of a major project in West Lafayette Indiana near the Purdue University Campus recently released plans for a new subdivision of homes, townhomes, cottages, condominiums and apartments that will be called Provenance. The land that will be hosting the news homes used to serve as Purdue University's intramural sports fields.

The project, led by Old Town Design Group, a custom home builder based in Carmel, also is expected to include a community center, fitness center, restaurants, retail space, a day care facility designed for 156 children, a preschool and community gardens, according to a release from Purdue Research Foundation.

Provenance is the fifth project since announced since 2016, when Purdue President Mitch Daniels rolled out the idea of Discovery Park District, as a “live-work-play” district meant to attract more than $1 billion in investment, new housing and thousands of jobs over the next 30 years on 400 acres just west of campus.

It follows Wednesday’s announcement that groundbreaking is expected later in 2019 for 250 of what developers were calling “luxury” apartments, along with 15,000-square-feet of street-level retail space. Browning Investments Inc., an Indianapolis firm hired by Purdue Research Foundation in 2016 to develop Discovery Park District, will partner with Carmel-based J.C. Hart Co. Inc. on that project, which is expected to be ready for tenants in 2021.

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