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Development Review Committee
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of Every Month
  • Porter County Administration Center, Room 205
Meetings are always open to the public.

  • Robert W. Thompson Jr., AICP, Director
  • Dan Boyd, Environmental Health Specialist
  • Michael Novotney, County Engineer
  • Kevin Breitzke, County Surveyor
  • Rich Sexton, Highway Supervisor
  • Matt Gavelek, Senior Highway Engineer
  • Kristy Marasco, Assistant Director

While the public is welcome to attend Development Review Committee meetings, it should be remembered that they are charged with reviewing the technical aspects of a project, and it is not a public hearing, as are those held by the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

The public is not invited to speak at these meetings because it is not a public hearing. The matters that are heard by this committee, in many cases, are forwarded to the appropriate board or commission after the technical review is completed, and a public hearing is held at that level.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent AgendaView All Agendas and Minutes

The Development Review Committee is a committee set up according to state statute. It consists of the County Surveyor, County Engineer, Plan Commission staff, a representative from the Health Department, and a representative from the Soil Conservation Office.

About the Committee
The committee is, as its name implies, a review committee, and is a working branch of the Plan Commission. The committee reviews a variety of projects, including new subdivisions, both primary and secondary plats, new commercial buildings or additions and new industrial buildings or additions. They review proposed drainage plans and other infrastructure improvements, along with ascertaining that the local ordinance requirements are being met.

There are filing deadlines that must be met in order to be heard by this committee. Please call the Plan Commission's office for more information.

Contact Us
Robert Thompson

155 Indiana Ave.
Suite 311
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Ph: 219-465-3540

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.