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Craig Phillips

Craig Phillips

Craig Phillips

Craig Phillips is Michigan City's planning director.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Michigan City invites residents to get on board

GUEST COMMENTARY: Michigan City invites residents to get on board

For more than 100 years, the South Shore Line has provided a valuable service to Michigan City. We've become accustomed to the two-mile segment of single track embedded in the middle of 10th and 11th streets. 

February 05, 2013 12:00 am

VU grad named Valpo assistant planner

VALPARAISO | At 22, Taylor Wegrzyn said he is where he wanted to be in the job he wanted to have.

September 12, 2012 7:00 pm
Tyler Kent named Valpo planning director

Tyler Kent named Valpo planning director

VALPARAISO | After serving as interim planning director for more than two months, Tyler Kent was appointed Friday to the position full-time by Mayor Jon Costas.

May 11, 2012 1:41 pm

Phillips resigns as Valpo planning director

VALPARAISO | Craig Phillips, who became the city's planning director shortly after Jon Costas started his first term eight years ago, resigned Friday.

February 27, 2012 4:03 pm

Valpo 'calling all citizens' for strategic plan input

VALPARAISO | Between now and June 2013, city residents are being asked to imagine what they would do to improve the city if they were mayor.

February 20, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo creates new facade grant program for Lincolnway

VALPARAISO | As it did in 2011 for the North Calumet Avenue area, the city's Redevelopment Commission voted this week to fund a new facade grant program to encourage improvements to businesses.

February 13, 2012 12:00 am

Tattoo business proposed for Valpo

VALPARAISO | It appears the city will be getting another tattoo parlor.

February 13, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo saves a parking spot for Santa

VALPARAISO | If you think it's tough to find a parking space in downtown Valparaiso, you should try doing it with a sleigh and reindeer.

December 08, 2011 7:30 am

Valpo facade grants getting big bang for its buck

VALPARAISO | The proposed budget for the city's share of the county economic development income tax is to be presented to the City Council tonight, and the downtown facade grant program is expected to be part of it.

November 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Conference on being a green town to be held in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A conference on building ecologically sustainable and healthy communities will be held next fall at Valparaiso University.

November 26, 2011 7:15 pm

Valpo facade grants extending south

VALPARAISO | The boundaries of the Calumet Avenue facade grant program have been extended again but the deadline for applying hasn't been.

November 09, 2011 9:55 pm

Valpo OKs nail salon facade grant

VALPARAISO | The city's downtown facade grant program has been very successful and, as far as the City Council was concerned Monday, very confusing.

October 24, 2011 9:30 pm

Persistence pays off in grant for Kennedy

VALPARAISO | The first time Thomas Kennedy, owner of Kennedy Buick/Mazda, tried to apply for a facade grant under the city's program for businesses on Calumet Avenue, he was told it didn't apply to his end of Calumet.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
Valpo's U.S. 30 corridor price tag: $56.6M

Valpo's U.S. 30 corridor price tag: $56.6M

VALPARAISO | The city now has a plan for beautifying its U.S. 30 corridor "front door," but, with an estimated price tag of $56.66 million, Planning Director Craig Phillips warns it's not going to happen overnight.

July 30, 2011 7:30 pm Photos


Valpo rushes for Central Park opening

VALPARAISO | With the new downtown Central Park Plaza scheduled to hold its first event in 10 days, Valparaiso's Park Board will have a special meeting next week to give it the jurisdiction over operation of the park.

July 26, 2011 6:25 pm

U.S. 30 corridor plan OK'd

VALPARAISO | The U.S. 30 corridor planned sailed through the approval process before the city's Plan Commission and the council on Monday.

July 25, 2011 8:12 pm

St. Mary clinic site layout OK'd

VALPARAISO | After four years of waiting, it appears the first construction on the Memorial Hospital site is close to getting under way.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo's U.S. 30 corridor plan ready for approval

VALPARAISO | A plan for improving the appearance of the city's "front door" will be presented to the plan commission tonight.

July 12, 2011 12:00 am

The (hot) dog days of summer

VALPARAISO | It will be fine dining of a different kind as Pat Truax plans to open two hot dog stands in the next 45 days.

June 23, 2011 6:15 pm
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