NIRPC to Hold Two Additional Public Meetings for the Development of the 2050 Plan

May 9, 2018

NIRPC to hold two additional public meetings to gather ideas and thoughts on the vision and needs for Northwestern Indiana for the development of the 2050 Plan

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold two additional public meetings to listen to region residents, businesses, and stakeholders on their ideas and thoughts on what the vision and needs for 2050 are. NIRPC is currently developing its next long-range plan to 2050. The plan will address the environment, economic development, and transportation. The long-range plan is a core transportation planning document required by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The 2050 Plan will be the approved vision document for the MPO identifying investments and strategies to pursue in the future. The 2050 Plan is expected to be adopted by May 2019.

All are encouraged to join to discuss the future of Northwestern Indiana. Meeting details are below:

  • May 21, 2018 – 4:00pm – Gary – Metro Center – 100 W 4th Avenue, Gary
  • May 22, 2018 – 3:00pm – Hammond – Academy of Science & Technology – 33 Munich Court, Hammond

Comments may be submitted in-person at one of the two additional meetings or until May 28, 2018 in the following ways:

All comments received during this public engagement period will be considered as NIRPC staff crafts a new vision, goals and need statements for the NIRPC commission to consider adopting for the 2050 Plan.

Documents and information will be available for review at the public meetings, as well as NIRPC’s website at Requests for alternative formats may be directed to Mary Thorne by calling 219-763-6060, ext. 131, or by email at TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or 800-743-3333.

Last modified: May 9, 2018