About 2 1/2 years ago, Porter County Commissioner John Evans asked County Planner Bob Thompson to form a steering committee to consider planning along U.S. 6.
Sunset Hill County Park was to remain as is -- public open space. And further development would follow the recommendations of the steering committee as modified by public comment.
The final plan was approved by the Planning Board and placed into the hands of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last fall, where it has since languished with no action taken.
Development of the southeast corner of U.S. 6 and Meridian Road, in any form, was discouraged by the corridor plan because of traffic congestion and the need for an open area introducing Sunset Hill Park.
This area should not be used as an animal shelter.
Porter County owns about 40 acres, vacant land, south of Ind. 130 where Ind. 149 was to be extended. It is accessible and properly zoned for a use like an animal shelter.
- Edwin Gutt, Valparaiso