NIRPC to hold 7 day public comment period on Amendment #1 to the 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program

December 26, 2018

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 7-day public comment period on Amendment #1 to the 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The comment period beings today and will end Wednesday January 2, 2019.

NIRPC’s UPWP is the approved work plan for the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) staff, which identifies planning tasks and activities that will be conducted over the next two years. The UPWP is also a financial planning document that links resources and MPO staff where they are most significant in responding to local and regional issues as well as continues to balance available resources, long and short-range planning and programming.

Comments may be submitted until January 2, 2019 in the following ways:

  • Email: comments@nirpc.org
  • Phone: 219-763-6060
  • United States Postal Service: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

All comments received during the 7-day public comment period will be compiled into a public comment report and responded to. This report will be made available to the public and distributed to the Commission members prior to any action on these items. It is anticipated that action seeking a recommendation for approval will be taken at the January 8, 2019 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by action of approval at the January 17, 2019 meeting of the NIRPC Commission.

Documents and information are available for review at the links below. Requests for alternative formats may be directed to Mary Thorne by calling 219-763-6060, ext. 131, or by email at mthorne@nirpc.org. TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or 800-743-3333.

NIRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional council of local governments for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties.  NIRPC provides the forum for local elected officials, regional, leadership, and citizens to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community and economic development.  NIRPC seeks to develop consensus solutions with the broadest participation.

2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Amendment No. 1:  PDF  |  HTML

Last modified: December 26, 2018

Per the Governor's Executive Order, the NIRPC office is closed until at least April 7. NIRPC staff is working remotely, but is equipped to handle most matters.