Craig Phillips is Michigan City's planning director.
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.
VALPARAISO | At 22, Taylor Wegrzyn said he is where he wanted to be in the job he wanted to have.
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.
VALPARAISO | Craig Phillips, who became the city's planning director shortly after Jon Costas started his first term eight years ago, resigned Friday.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | It appears the city will be getting another tattoo parlor.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | A conference on building ecologically sustainable and healthy communities will be held next fall at Valparaiso University.
VALPARAISO | The boundaries of the Calumet Avenue facade grant program have been extended again but the deadline for applying hasn't been.
VALPARAISO | The city's downtown facade grant program has been very successful and, as far as the City Council was concerned Monday, very confusing.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The U.S. 30 corridor planned sailed through the approval process before the city's Plan Commission and the council on Monday.
VALPARAISO | After four years of waiting, it appears the first construction on the Memorial Hospital site is close to getting under way.
VALPARAISO | A plan for improving the appearance of the city's "front door" will be presented to the plan commission tonight.
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.
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