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Planning & Redevelopment
Inspection Department
100 East Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Planning: (219) 873-1419
Inspection: (219) 873-1415
Fax: (219) 873-1580

8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

Planning & Redevelopment Staff

Skyler York, Director

Debbie Wilson, Admin. Asst

Lilliana Rosado, Associate Planner

Inspection Department Staff

Skyler York, Director

Carrie Bailey, Admin. Asst

Sue Downs, Building Commissioner

Bradley Bye, HVAC and Plumbing Inspector

Jerry Daniel, Electrical Inspector

Christine Vanderborg  -  Code Enforcer

Michigan City Westside and Wabash

Gateway Park - Under construction now at intersection of Michigan Boulevard and US Highway 12 (Click for larger image)
Gateway Park – Recently completed, now at the intersection of Michigan Boulevard and US Highway 12
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North End Façade Program Application (PDF)
North End Upper Story Residential Application (PDF)
Riverfront Liquor License District Application (PDF)
Lake Michigan Gateway Implementation Strategy (PDF)
Michigan City North End Hotel Market and Feasibility Study (PDF)
Momentum: Michigan City 2040 Comprehensive Plan (LARGE FILE 260MB - PDF)
Proposed Shoreline Regulations (PDF)
  - Exhibit A Proposed Amendments as of December 4, 2018 (PDF)
  - Exhibit A Proposed Amendments as of December 17, 2018 (PDF)
421 South Franklin Street South Gateway Plan (PDF - 307MB file)
Parking Master Plan - Uptown Arts District (PDF - 13MB file)
Michigan City North End Hotel Market and Feasibility Study (PDF - 143MB file)
Michigan City/NICTD Rail Realignment Study Final Report (PDF - 6MB)
Tax Increment Financing District – South Side (PDF)
Tax Increment Financing District – North Side (PDF)
Michigan City Downtown Action Agenda (PDF)
For Community Development (CDBG/NSP) information, click here.
Trail Creek Open Space Study – April 2011 (17MB file)
Countywide Land Development Plan
Michigan City Beachway Project Revised Land Use Plan & Redevelopment Controls
Land Development Strategy Areas
Lohan Anderson Trail Creek Plan
Elston Grove Historic District Streetscape Design Guidelines
Andrews University School of Architecture - Urban Design Studio - North End Plan (39MB file)
Michigan City Consolidated Plan
Zoning Map
Urban Enterprise Zone Map
City Map
Michigan City Zoning Ordiance
Michigan City Subdivision Ordiance

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Planning Department

The Planning Department is chartered with ensuring an orderly arrangement of overall designs and objectives for new projects within the City. They use various methods for achieving a detailed formulation of a program of action, projecting the realization of achievements in an orderly arrangement for an overall city design or objective.

For more information on the appointed commission supporting this department, click here.

Zoning Department

The Zoning Department arranges the partitions of the city by ordinance into sections reserved for different purposes (i.e., residential zones for residences, commercial zones for businesses, and industrial zones for manufacturing).

For more information on the appointed board that supports this department, click here.

Building inspectors determine the conditions of all types of dwellings (homes, apartments, offices, industrial centers, etc) by way of building inspections, for the purpose of safeguarding the health and safety of the occupants and the general public.

For more information about the boards and commissions that support this department, click on the following links: Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Redevelopment Commission, Historic Review Board.

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