Our former Mayor, Jon Costas, often said that "a good process leads to a good result."  The City of Valparaiso has a long legacy of thoughtful planning and commitment to following through on those plans.  The City has engaged in several planning processes to better identify community  needs and solutions.  

Valparaiso Envision 2030: CLICK HERE to view.

Valparaiso Downtown District Comprehensive Plan: The constant evolution of our community, education, consensus building and understanding of common goals has resulted in a wonderful place to live and work. We believe this plan reflects those goals and hope those who continue the ongoing planning and implementation process find it a helpful tool. CLICK HERE to view the plan.

Downtown Housing Incentive Policy: CLICK HERE to view.

Valparaiso Residential Market Analysis: CLICK HERE to view.

Airport Zone Development Plan:  The City of Valparaiso, along with several project partners, is currently in the process of developing an Airport Zone Development Plan for the 15-square-mile area surrounding the Porter County Regional Airport. To view the most recent draft of the airport study, CLICK HERE.

Route 49 Corridor Study: As part of the City's push to spur economic growth, the City has identified its Rt. 49 corridor as a key focus area.  Already home to St. Mary' Medical Center, Lakes of Valparaiso Business Park, and East Port Business Park, the area has seen growth, but holds much potential. CLICK HERE to see the Route 49 Corridor Study.

Route 30 Plan: As a major commercial corridor and gateway into Valparaiso, the City has looked to both better engineer and beautify the entire stretch of Rt. 30 within the City.  In conjunction with the Indiana Department of Transportation, the City was awarded $26 million.  Work began in the Fall of 2015.  CLICK HERE to see the Rt. 30 Plan.  

ValpoNext:  In 2014, the City commenced a comprehensive engagement with its citizens to better understand and identify our community's short and long-term goals.  The comprehensive report and findings were completed in 2020.  The City, in cooperation with the ValpoNext Implementation Team, the Chamber of Commerce, VEDC and other civic entities has begun the process to implement the findings.  CLICK HERE to see the ValpoNext Report.

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