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East Chicago Waterfront Revitalization Initiative


The City of East Chicago, Indiana needed to make long-range planning upgrades to waterfront near and in Jerose Beach Park along Lake Michigan.


A multi-faceted waterfront study guided nearly $40 million in strategic waterfront funds to help redevelop the community.

Project Name
Waterfront Revitalization Initiative

East Chicago, Indiana

City of East Chicago


  • Industry and Infrastructure
  • Framework Plan
  • Gateway Corridors Plan
  • Lakefront Sub-Area Plan
  • Economic Development
  • Improved Lakefront Access
  • Land-based Enhancements to Jerose Park
  • Enhanced Wayfinding signage
  • Upgraded amenities
  • Environmentally sensitive site design and drainage and best management practices