Plans for a new four-story engineering building at Purdue University are advancing despite the objections of some nearby residents.
The West Lafayette City Council approved zoning changes Tuesday night to allow construction of the $38 million Wang Hall of Electrical and Computer Engineering on the northeastern edge of Purdue's campus.
The Journal & Courier reports that residents say they are worried about the project marking an intrusion by Purdue into their neighborhood that will never be reversed. They also raised concerns about increased traffic and parking problems.
Councilwoman Ann Hunt says there seems to be enough extra spaces in a nearby parking garage for those using the new building.
Plans are for the new building to be completed by spring 2013.