As our economic, land use and transportation patterns have evolved over the last century; regional and local land use planning has become increasingly important. NIRPC’s role in land use is to plan at the regional scale and place local decisions in a broader regional framework, which influences the high-quality of the region as a whole.
Town of Dyer, the
City of Gary, and the
Town of Munster held public meetings on their new comprehensive and zoning plans in October.
Town of Dyer held the first public forum for their
2020 Comprehensive Plan on October 16th. The consultant presented existing roadways and traffic conditions, bike maps, a draft zoning map, and transit-oriented development (TOD) opportunities along Sheffield and Main streets.
For more information about the plan click
Gary Redevelopment Commission held a public hearing on their
2019 Comprehensive Plan Update
which took place on October 29th. The city has spent the last 18 months working on the plan. It is a citizen led process that set the priorities for future land use decisions and community investment. The plan consolidated all existing plans and recognized all of the challenges the city has faced over the last few decades.
The current draft is available on the city's website
Town of Munster presented the public draft of the
Munster Livability Code on October 30th, the modernization of the town’s zoning ordinance and the update of the zoning map.
To review the update of the revised code and to provide feedback on the draft click