Construction continues at the corner of State st. and Northwestern ave., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 in West Lafayette. (Photo: Nikos Frazier | Journal & Courier)
Construction continues at the corner of State st. and Northwestern ave., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 in West Lafayette. (Photo: Nikos Frazier | Journal & Courier)
WEST LAFAYETTE – In the scramble to finish an unprecedented number of new apartments within walking distance of Purdue before the start of the fall 2019 semester, at least two developers along West Lafayette’s State Street are pushing back move-in dates.

Opening of Hub on Campus State Street will be pushed back until Aug. 17, two days before classes start Aug. 19, for the 11-story, 608-bed project, developer Core Spaces told tenants this week in a letter that apologized for construction delays and outlined compensation to those who already signed leases.

At 300 W. State St., Muinzer Management sent a letter to explain that tenants at the new five-story complex – one that eventually will house a Target store – will be put up in furnished apartments elsewhere to start the school year, until work is finished at the corner of State Street and Northwestern Avenue.

Marc Muinzer told the J&C the 96-bed building should be ready in September. Until then, Muinzer said, those with leases at 300 W. State St. will get into temporary, comparable units in several of the Chauncey Village high rises.

“300 W. State Street is going to be absolutely incredible,” Muinzer said. “And I’m not willing to cut any corners during construction.”

Muinzer said there were a number of issues that delayed construction, including weather this spring and summer. In its letter to tenants, and provided to the J&C, Core Spaces management wrote that “several delays that compounded during the construction” caused problems, “namely the detail work that happens at the end of the project.”
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