Marquette Plan: Quest for a Livable Lakefront

APA Indiana Chapter


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

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Northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline is the region's gem. The Marquette Plan illustrates a compelling long-term, common vision to guide future decision making for the entire 53 miles of shoreline. This comprehensive vision is intended to create a lasting legacy that looks at each community individually and collectively, addressing both community-specific needs and broader regional objectives in order to reclaim Indiana's lakefront as a livable lakefront. The Plan is action oriented and geared to achieve tangible quality of life improvements for the residents of northwest Indiana.

This tour will explore two communities that have been transformed through redevelopment and reinvestment and brought vision into action. Come discover Gary's Marquette Park and the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk and learn how regional partnerships have made the Marquette Plan's vision into a reality.



Jack Eskin

City of Gary

John Swanson

Shirley Heinze Land Trust

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