Welcome to the City of Valparaiso Planning Department
The Planning Department is responsible for all current and future planning and zoning to manage growth and development in the City of Valparaiso. The Planning Department works with a variety of partners to enhance the quality of life in our community. This includes working closely with other city departments to facilitate project development and being involved in county and regional planning groups and community organizations.
The Valparaiso Planning Department is pleased to announce that the City's Central Park Plaza has been designated one of 2016's Great Places in America by the American Planning Association! Central Park Plaza is one of just five public places which received this nationally recognized award. Previous winners have included Millennium Park in Chicago and Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado. Click the image above to learn more about what makes Central Park Plaza one of the greatest places in America.
Valparaiso's City Hall Operations to Move to Hayes Leonard During Construction
In preparation for the upcoming renovation and expansion of Valparaiso’s City Hall on Lincolnway, City Hall workers and services will temporarily move to Hayes Leonard Elementary School, 653 Hayes Leonard Rd, during construction. City Hall will be closed for business the week of Nov. 19 and services will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26 at the Hayes Leonard location, offering full services through the construction period. Beginning Nov. 26, the public can visit the temporary City Hall at Hayes Leonard Road for all City Hall Services. City services will operate from a series of rooms on the east side (rear) of the building, near a generous parking lot. The renovation and expansion of City Hall is expected to be complete in 2019, the building’s 100-year anniversary. The beloved Lincolnway location will be getting a 6,345-square foot addition, plus renovations to better serve the community.