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.

Great Places
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.