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Posted on: March 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] United States EPA Building Blocks Workshop

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Mayor Duane Parry is pleased to extend an invitation to attend the US EPA’s Building Blocks Workshop in Michigan City on March 23rd from 6pm-8pm at Krueger Memorial Hall.

Michigan City was awarded technical assistance by US EPA’s Building Blocks program in 2019.  Their support and expertise working with other communities, will help Michigan City engage residents, local leaders, and experts on how Complete Streets can be integrated along with Green Streets to meet the needs of residents and visitors while improving Trail Creek and Lake Michigan.

With your help the Building Blocks Workshop will facilitate conversations on how Complete and Green Streets features, like sidewalks, bike lanes, or green infrastructure, could make sense for Michigan City. Participation in the Building Blocks Workshops is expected to help Michigan City better compete for federal infrastructure improvement dollars that we can use to improve our streets and spur our local economy.

Building Blocks includes two workshops and we need your participation and help with both. All are invited to attend the Public Workshop is on Monday March 23rd for all Michigan City stakeholders, so please join us and spread the word.

A second Technical Workshop will be held the following day, Tuesday March 24th (lunch and refreshments will be provided) from 9am-5pm.  USEPA and Tetra Tech staff will facilitate the day-long Technical Workshop. They will discuss Complete Streets concepts and brainstorm for the future Liberty Trail project (the city has already received $620,000 in federal funds to make it a “complete street”).  The second discussion topic will be to lay groundwork for broader policies enabling future street projects like Liberty Trail to be more green and complete. If you would like to attend the March 24th Technical Workshop, please reach out to Reilly Manz (

Please help us develop the tools Michigan City needs to incorporate Complete Streets appropriate for our neighborhoods by joining us on March 23rd at Krueger Memorial Hall from 6pm-8pm.

Please reach out to Jack Eskin ( or Reilly Manz ( with any questions.

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