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Help Us Shape the Future of North Liberty

Building on the Town’s 2015 designation as a Stellar Community and the successful implementation of multiple Stellar Projects, the Town of North Liberty is in the process of updating two very important planning documents that will be used to guide growth and development in the community for the next 10 to 20 years. Through the planning process, strategies will be created to help the Town’s leaders in making substantive and thoughtful planning decisions for the community!

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE!!

We are hosting 2 Community Open Houses for you to provide your input in the planning process. We value your opinions, and want to know what kind of community you want North Liberty to be. Refreshments from Over the Top Bakery will be provided.

                    IN PERSON                    VIRTUAL
DATE:         Tuesday Nov. 9              Thursday Nov 11

TIME:          6:00-8:00PM                   6:00-8:00PM

PLACE:      Community Building     ZOOM

Current St. Joseph County COVID protocols will be followed for the in-person open house. Masks are required, and social distancing will be encouraged.

Zoom meeting details to access the virtual open house can be found by clicking the link  –   Virtual Open House

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 PLAN NORTH LIBERTY Comprehensive  Plan

The Comprehensive Plan establishes the goals, objectives and official policies and strategies that will guide future development growth in and around the Town of North Liberty. The Town has engaged Abonmarche Consultants to assist in the process to update the previous plan that was completed in 2015.

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 Five-Year Parks & Recreation Master Plan

A new Five-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan must be submitted to and approved by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to maintain Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) application eligibility. The Final Plan Document will include the following:

  • an inventory of community park facilities and programming,
  • analyses of key –
    • natural and landscape features,
    • historical and cultural features, and
    • social and economic features
  • regional park and recreation inventory
  • supply and needs assessment
  • public engagement/input process
  • priorities and strategic action schedule

The existing Five-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan was completed in 2016, and will be updated in conjunction with the Comprehensive Planning Process.

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Town of North Liberty –  Indiana Stellar Community

With an estimated 1,919 residents in 2015, North Liberty is the smallest community selected for Stellar designation, but this certainly does not stop its local spirit! In fact, the town has experienced growth in the past ten years with higher populations of both families and seniors. Located next to the town is Potato Creek State Park, which opened in 1978 and by some estimates, draws in nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year.

The primary goals of the Stellar projects developed by North Liberty focused on (1) expanding tourism and business downtown, (2) retaining and expanding our youth and engaging seniors, (3) creating connectivity and accessibility for the community. Projects range from façade revitalization and park improvements to the construction of senior housing to accommodate the 47% of North Liberty citizens who are elderly. In public meetings, the Potato Creek Trail, designed to connect the town to the state park received the highest acclaim and excitement. 

Plan Documents

Browse and download the documents related to the Comprehensive Plan and the Five-Year Park and Recreation Plan. 

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