The Marquette Plan 2015: The Lake Shore Reinvestment Strategy

The Marquette Plan 2015 serves to integrate the vision and strategies of these two earlier phases, by establishing more consistency amongst the plan’s priorities and policy frameworks, across the entire region. This update celebrates successes achieved since the plan’s inception, identify challenges towards implementation, explore new opportunities, and review shifts in the economic development, environmental conservation, and neighborhood development goals across different sub areas of Northwest Indiana’s lakefront.

The Marquette Plan 2015 builds on the vision and principles of the original phased plan. It continues to emphasize the importance of Lake Michigan as the greatest natural asset of our region, and the need to increase public access to its shoreline. The plan prioritizes improving the physical, social, and economic connections throughout Northwest Indiana’s lakefront communities, expanding and improving the region’s trail and transportation infrastructure, and protecting the long term health of our environment and natural resources.

Table of Contents & Introduction pages 1-11
Policy Frameworks pages 12-45
Regional Projects pages 46-75
Lakefront Sub Areas  –  (Hammond Lakefront, Whiting Lakefront, East Chicago Roxana- Calumet,
East Chicago North Harbor)
pages 76-99
Lakefront Sub Areas  –  (Gary West Lakefront, Porter  Co. West, Duneland) pages 100-121
Lakefront Sub Areas  –  (Duneland Porter-Chesterton, La Porte Co.) pages 122-137
New Projects & Opportunities / Management & Implementation / Acknowledgements