Wabash River Central Reach

Wabash River Central Reach West Lafayette and Lafayette, Indiana

Services Provided

District Planning
Riverfront Planning
Conceptual Design
Urban Design
Construction Documentation

People Involved

Eric Lucas
Brett Davis

Reimagining the riverfront with an active new downtown park and unique connectivity.

The Central Reach is one of three districts comprising the urban stretch of the Wabash River Corridor through the downtown portions of Lafayette and West Lafayette. The Reach consists of mixed-use development, naturalized areas, and multi-modal connectivity. Long forgotten, this urban riverfront has the potential to be a more vibrant and dynamic economic development center, a place of beauty and recreation, and unique connector of two cities. 

MKSK is working with the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation to imagine and implement possibilities along the Wabash River riverfront and adjacent downtown areas. Ideas were explored for new urban park spaces, an iconic pedestrian bridge, new urban and recreational trails, new fountain elements and pavilions, and the potential for urban redevelopment. 


The conceptual study is currently being implemented and will continue over the next 10 to 15 years, guiding implementation of a lasting legacy for the Greater Lafayette Area.