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Design Organization

Parks panel glimpses Central Park plans update

VALPARAISO | With the exception of a few final details, some of which will be determined by the final budget, the design of the Central Park Plaza addition is complete.

April 22, 2014 9:05 pm

Valpo finalizes design contract for Central Park Plaza

VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract Friday with Design Organization for $812,585 for developing the final design and construction plans for the expansion of Central Park Plaza.

March 14, 2014 11:29 am

Valpo ready to finalize plans for Central Park

VALPARAISO | The city took another step Friday in its planning for the expansion of Central Park Plaza with the approval of a new contract with Design Organization to finalize the schematic for the proposed addition.

December 13, 2013 2:27 pm
Urschels give $3M for Valpo park pavilion

Urschels give $3M for Valpo park pavilion

VALPARAISO | If the ghost of William E. Urschel, founder of Urschel Laboratories, still lives in the house he built at Indiana Avenue and Napoleon Street, he will soon be able to look out the front windows at the new pavilion/skating rink to bear his name in Central Park Plaza.

November 19, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Valpo park expansion raises parking concerns

Valpo park expansion raises parking concerns

VALPARAISO | As she looked at the designs for the proposed expansion of Central Park Plaza, Donna Phelps said she really would rather have a parking garage than more park downtown.

September 26, 2013 8:25 pm Related

Public input sought on Central Park expansion

VALPARAISO | The city and the architects at Design Organization have been tossing around ideas for the expansion of Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza for a year.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am

Central Park expansion plans to be unveiled

VALPARAISO | Plans for the next phase of the Central Park Plaza development will be presented to the public for the first time at a pair of meetings at 4 and 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Valparaiso City Hall.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am
BILL MASTERSON JR.: Time to name a few names

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Time to name a few names

As you have probably seen in the paper the past few weeks, the Tolleston project (which is remodeling the old Tolleston building into a new Boys & Girls Club) is well underway and should be open for business in October.

April 23, 2013 12:00 am

Central Park expansion plans expected in two months

VALPARAISO | With plans for the expansion of Central Park Plaza about two months from completion, parks officials are ready to start transforming Bicentennial Park.

November 27, 2012 9:25 pm

Valpo extends amphitheater naming rights

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board voted to renew the agreement with Porter hospital for naming rights to the Central Park Plaza amphitheater Tuesday.

July 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Meeting set for with Valpo clinic rezoning

VALPARAISO | The city's Plan Commission will try again today to gather enough members to vote on the rezoning request for the planned HealthLinc clinic on Sturdy Road.

July 16, 2012 11:15 pm

HealthLinc clinic plan delayed by abstention

VALPARAISO | A shortage of Valparaiso Plan Commission members at Tuesday's meeting temporarily delayed efforts to break ground Sept. 1 on the new HealthLinc clinic on Sturdy Road.

July 10, 2012 9:30 pm

Sign proposed to help promote downtown Valparaiso events

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is seeking variances to erect a nearly 11-foot-high sign at the entrance to Central Park Plaza to notify the public of events at the park and the downtown.

June 09, 2012 8:45 pm
Demolition for Valparaiso park expansion begins March 29

Demolition for Valparaiso park expansion begins March 29

VALPARAISO | The expansion of Central Park Plaza will begin March 29 with the demolition of the building at the northwest corner of Lafayette Street and Indiana Avenue.

March 17, 2012 7:30 pm Related
BILL MASTERSON JR.: Teamwork, cooperation alive and well in region

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Teamwork, cooperation alive and well in region

I am sure many of you saw the A1 story on the Tolleston Middle School cleanup this weekend, but unless you were there I'm not sure anyone can really appreciate the dynamics and wonderful chemistry that has been created.

February 14, 2012 12:00 am

Valparaiso's chance for ice skating slipping away

VALPARAISO | City skating enthusiasts will have to enjoy the sport "neat" this winter: without ice.

January 26, 2012 7:15 pm
Valpo announces plans to expand new downtown park

Valpo announces plans to expand new downtown park

VALPARAISO | The downtown Central Park Plaza opened fewer than five months ago, but it has been so successful the city is looking to expand it.

December 22, 2011 3:20 pm
BILL MASTERSON JR.: It takes a village in Gary

BILL MASTERSON JR.: It takes a village in Gary

"It takes a village." That is how Lisa Daugherty, advertising director and Crown Point general manager for The Times, discussed the popularity of our mostly unknown yet extremely popular community websites we are developing on nwi.com. Her point is we have so many cool things that not only t…

December 18, 2011 12:00 am

Hebron to pitch pool, Town Hall complex

HEBRON | With preliminary drawings in hand, Council President Don Ensign is ready to start talking to others about joining in on the town's plan to build a Town Hall complex to include a community center and a wellness center.

July 19, 2011 10:00 pm

Valpo grants abatements for North Coast project

VALPARAISO | The new North Coast Distributing facilities are on tap for a January opening after approval of tax abatements for the building and its equipment Monday by the City Council.

June 14, 2011 11:30 am
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