Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (Indiana)

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Place Indiana

Applies to County Lake County, Indiana;LaPorte County, Indiana;Porter County, Indiana

Name Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (Indiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Lake County, Indiana; LaPorte County, Indiana; Porter County, Indiana;

Last Review 2014-09-15


NIRPC is a regional council of local governments serving the citizens of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties in Northwest Indiana. NIRPC provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community, and economic development. NIRPC, as a recipient of federal funds, is subject to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is a multi-purpose, sub-state, area-wide planning agency. NIRPC operates as a cooperative of local governments within the Tri-County area. It is currently comprised of fifty-three members. In addition to the municipal appointments, the County Councils, Boards of Commissioners, and County Surveyors appoint one member each, as does the Governor. The Commission or the Executive Board meets monthly. NIRPC's meetings are open to the public and there is a place on every agenda for public comment.

The 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan (CRP) is a program of the NIRPC with a vision of sustainable growth and revitalization of Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. The 2040 CRP includes long-term regional plans for transportation, enviroment, economic development, and land use.

Policy Contact

Contact Name John Swanson
Department Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Address 6100 Southport Road

Place Portage, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46368
Phone (219)763-6060


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ind. Code 36-7-13.5
Date Effective 2008
Date Enacted 2001