Land Use Committee

Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

Dune Room

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6100 Southport Road

Portage, Indiana 46368

(219) 763-6060


Call to Order by Chairman

George Topoll


Minutes of February 15, 2023 (pp. 1 – 2)



Final Draft of NWI 2050+ Land Use Chapter & Housing Presentation

Eman Ibrahim


Legislative Update

Eman Ibrahim


Communities Update


  1. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

  2. Adjournment

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February 15, 2023 Minutes

George Topoll called the Land Use Committee (LUC) meeting to order at 10:06 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call.

In attendance were George Topoll (Union Township), Robert Thompson (Porter County), Ashley Abernathy (Cedar Lake), Nick Bellar (Winfield), Tom Vanderwoude (Munster), David Wright (GPTC),

Staff present were Eman Ibrahim, Charles Bradsky (conference call), Scott Weber, Kevin Polette, and Flor Baum.

On motion by Thomas Vanderwoude and second by Nick Bellar, the committee voted to approve the October 19, 2022 meeting minutes.

NOFA Applications Recommendations

Eman Ibrahim, Scott Weber, and Charles Bradsky presented on the 2024-2028 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application recommendations for Planning, Quality of Place, and New Roadway. Planning projects are as follows:

Due to inflation, funding for 2027-2028 has been greatly reduced.

On motion by David Wright, second by Robert Thompson, the LUC approved to recommend the final NOFA scores to the Technical Planning Committee.

Legislative Updates

House Bill No. 1540 was announced. .

Announcements were made.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Hearing no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:57 a.m.