The University Park District (“University Park”) represents one of the best opportunities within the City of Gary for economic development and new housing construction. Located in the Glen Park neighborhood in southern Gary, some of the most significant educational institutions in northwest Indiana - Indiana University Northwest, Ivy Tech Northwest’s Gary campus and the Gary Career Center - are located in the district, which is also home to well established residential neighborhoods, churches, businesses and community schools.
In concert with The Community Builders and with input from key community stakeholders, the City is issuing this updated University Park Plan. This updated plan provides a current assessment of the conditions in University Park leading to more prudent assumptions about the future. It also provides an updated set of recommendations that, at their core, build oﬀ the basic framework of the 2003 University Park Plan and lever the resources and leadership of the educational institutions located in University Park.