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Facade Grant Program

Renovation project receives approval from Hobart panel

HOBART | The city's Redevelopment Commission is supportive of an exterior rehabilitation project planned in Hobart's downtown.

May 01, 2014 5:00 pm

Valpo OKs expanding facade program

VALPARAISO | To encourage building and business owners along the city's main corridors to improve locations, the City Council approved expanding the Valparaiso facade improvement grant program to eight other areas Monday.

January 27, 2014 10:21 pm Related

Valpo gives motel project one last extension

VALPARAISO | Two facade grant applicants were given one last chance to get their projects done in order to receive their funds this year.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am

Lawyer plans renovation of Buck Stop

VALPARAISO | It didn't take long for the city to find an applicant for a share of the additional $200,000 placed in the downtown facade grant program in August.

September 10, 2013 7:35 pm

Former federal funds getting new life in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A federal program designed to help renovate rental properties more than 25 years ago is about to have a new life helping the city renovate the facades of downtown buildings.

August 12, 2013 8:49 pm

2013 Façade Grant Program

CHESTERTON | The Façade Grant Program has been established by the Façade Committee of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce and funded thru the Duneland Economic Development Company (DEDC) to foster and fund projects that will improve the appearance of commercial buildings in the main corridors o…

March 06, 2013 8:55 am

Valpo's North Washington Street enjoying business rebirth

VALPARAISO | If applications for facade grants are any indication, North Washington Street is a very popular place for businesses to invest these days.

July 15, 2012 5:21 pm

Valpo bolsters health insurance with extra EDIT cash

VALPARAISO | When the state "found" about $3 million in county income tax revenue that was not distributed to the local taxing bodies, Valparaiso had no trouble figuring out where its share would do the most good.

May 14, 2012 9:00 pm

Valpo facade program has a big finish

VALPARAISO | The success of the North Calumet Avenue facade grant program is one case where spending more than was initially budgeted was a good thing.

December 17, 2011 8:15 pm
Calumet Ave. facade grants prove popular

Calumet Ave. facade grants prove popular

VALPARAISO | The Calumet Avenue facade grant program has provided the spark the city intended to get businesses to improve their appearance. In fact, the spark has become almost a raging fire.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos


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
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