Jill Merriman, Resort & Recreation-Based Destinations
About This Project

Town of Burns Harbor

Location: Burns Harbor, Indiana


Burns Harbor is a small town in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana, on the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana, and is located adjacent to the Indiana Dunes. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Historically tied to the steel industry, the Town of Burns Harbor and its Redevelopment Commission are working towards continued economic and community growth to create a new and prosperous future that improves quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.


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Reconnaissance & Strategic Market Assessment:

Master Development & Revitalization Plan: 

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