Lake County to Create Guidelines for Land Use in Unincorporated Areas

Lake County to Create Guidelines for Land Use in Unincorporated Areas

The Planning Commission of Lake County, IN will hold the first of a series of four community meetings to gather input from residents, organizations and businesses in Lake County regarding the Comprehensive Plan for land use in the unincorporated areas of the County.

The first public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24 from 6 pm – 7 pm at the Lake County Government Center Auditorium in The Lake County Government Center, 2293 Main Street, Crown Point. Subsequent meetings will be held throughout the County.

The Comprehensive Plan aims to give the County direction for any future development of land in unincorporated areas – those areas not considered governed by cities or towns. The goal of the Comprehensive Plan is to serve as a tool to aid in decision-making and guide policy and action that is both receptive to growth and development and conscious of unique, local quality of life concerns. The plan development process will take four months and will include four public meetings.

The Lake County Planning Commission, in conjunction with The Arsh Group, will analyze the social, economic, environmental and land use conditions within the unincorporated areas and develop a plan, in consideration of public input.  The Commission is urging residents and businesses that reside in any unincorporated area within the County to take part in the discussions and planning.

For more information about community meetings and the plan, residents can visit Lakecountyplan.org or join the Facebook page at Lake County Plan.

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