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US 421/South Franklin Street South Gateway Corridor Plan

US Highway 421 / South Franklin Street is the major north-south route through Michigan City, and serves as the front door to our community. Due to the combination of visual clutter, underutilized properties, the need for quality gateway elements and a lack of a cohesive design and land use theme, the corridor is not currently representative of the quality of our community and what it has to offer as a whole. Therefore, this project is aimed at revitalizing the US Highway 421/South Franklin Street “South Gateway” corridor to provide an enhanced entrance to the City. To learn more about the project as well as to keep up to date with the project’s progress, check out the project website at

Join the US 421 MindMixer Converstation!

MindMixer is an online engagement tool that sparks community ideas. This easy-to-use tool creates a place for community members to share, evolve, and ultimately take action on ideas. Residents of Michigan City: We invite and encourage you to provide input to help in crafting a vision for this important corridor and how it relates to the future of Michigan City!To get started in taking part in the online discussion for the Michigan City 421 Corridor plan, visit

Five members, appointed to one-year terms. The Mayor makes three appointments, with two appointments made by the City Council.
Salaries paid to appointees are not paid by city funds.

Meetings: 5:00 p.m., Second Monday of the month in Council Chambers.

Mr. Ken Behrendt
term expires:12-31-2015
City Council Appointment

Mrs. Joie Winski
term expires: 12-31-2015
Mayor Appointment

Mr. Don Babcock
term expires:12-31-2015

Mr. Duane Parry
Council Liaison

Mr. Mike Gonder
term expires: 12-31-2015
City Council Appointment

Mr. Larry Silvestri
term expires:12-31-2015
Mayor Appointment

Mr. Atley C. Price
Commission Attorney

Mrs. Theresa Edwards
Non-Voting Advisor, School Board Liason

Tax Increment Financing District - South Side (PDF)
Tax Increment Financing District - North Side (PDF)
Uptown Arts District Façade Improvement Applications Now Available. Click for information and application (PDF)
Andersen Camiros North End Redevelopment Strategy
Land Development Strategy Areas
Tracy Cross Market Analysis of Development Potential for the Trail Creek Development Area
Michigan City Redevelopment Commission Prepares U.S. EPA Assessment Grant Proposal and Indiana Brownfields Program Assessment Grant Proposal for the Former Josam Foundry - Eastern Portion
Local Rules on the Applications for Riverfront ATC Licenses Adopted March 17, 2008
Notice of Comment Period and Resolution to Create Municipal River Front District
Environmental Assessment Findings & Conclusions: Former Hoosier Ice & Coal Company
Environmental Assessment Findings & Conclusions: Weber Sign Service, Inc.
Estimated Costs For Potential Soil/Groundwater Remedial Alternatives For Weber Sign Service Property
Letter to the Public Regarding Weber Sign Service Property
Estimated Costs For Potential Soil/Groundwater Remedial Alternatives For Sobkowiak Property
Draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives for the Former Norfolk & Western Railroad Property - E Street & Trail Creek
Draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives for the Former Erincraft Facility - 742 East 8th Street

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