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Glendale Boulevard

City to open ValPLAYso by Sunday

VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Preserve getting makeover along with Valplayso

Preserve getting makeover along with Valplayso

VALPARAISO | The sign at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Roosevelt Road says it's a nature preserve and wildlife area, but lately it's mostly been home to chain saws and trucks.

October 09, 2014 12:05 am
Westfall just tooling along at ValPLAYso build

Westfall just tooling along at ValPLAYso build

VALPARAISO | It takes a lot of tools to keep about 3,000 volunteers working at the ValPLAYso big build this week, and that's Bob Westfall's job.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am
Rains come but ValPLAYso volunteers carry on

Rains come but ValPLAYso volunteers carry on

VALPARAISO | A heavy morning rain shower temporarily interrupted the work by volunteers Tuesday at the big build for ValPLAYso - The Next Generation, but it didn't halt the project. Nor did intermittent showers in the afternoon.

October 07, 2014 5:00 pm Photos


3,000 volunteers expected for ValPlayso's Big Build

3,000 volunteers expected for ValPlayso's Big Build

VALPARAISO | Construction of ValPLAYso — The Next Generation, a.k.a. "the Big Build," begins at 8 a.m. Monday, but the site hasn't exactly been abandoned since the original playground was removed in early August.

October 04, 2014 11:30 pm Photos


Valpo to start excavation for new Valplayso playground

VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers already are working hard to get more donors and more volunteers.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Evans Avenue pathway work to begin soon

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso will open bids Friday for construction of a 450-foot section of the Evans Avenue pathway from Roosevelt Road to the Calvary Church entrance.

August 05, 2014 1:45 pm

Park Board gets preview of ValPlayso plans

VALPARAISO | Plans for the $1.2 million renovation of ValPlayso and the surrounding park will be finalized in the next week or two, but Valparaiso's Park Board received a preview of what it will look like Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 9:15 pm

Valpo utilities to refinance $13 million in bonds

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board took action Tuesday to save $90,000 a year on its loan repayments and save the sewer and water customers about 1 percent on the planned rate increases for next year.

October 08, 2013 5:28 pm

Turn arrow at Glendale/Calumet gets initial approval in Valpo

VALPARAISO | One month after getting a request for another turn arrow at Glendale Boulevard and North Calumet Avenue, the traffic signal has been approved by the city's Traffic and Safety Committee.

September 10, 2013 6:15 pm

Residents worry about flooding from development

VALPARAISO | Sewer plans for the Preserve at Grande Oaks did not convince David and Jennifer Lawson the Valparaiso development would not make their flooding problems worse.

August 28, 2013 2:35 pm
Five-points roundabout dig unearths Valparaiso's past

Five-points roundabout dig unearths Valparaiso's past

VALPARAISO | Digging up the five-points intersection for the roundabout construction has been like a trip through the city's past. Only Indian burial mounds and maybe a dinosaur skeleton are lacking so far.

August 17, 2013 7:15 pm

Grand Oaks apartments to sprout Tuesday

VALPARAISO | Groundbreaking for the first phase of the long-proposed The Preserves at Grand Oaks luxury apartments will be held Tuesday.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am

Miscalculations add $86,537 to Silhavy path project

VALPARAISO | A miscalculation of the measurements for the Silhavy Road pathway project resulted in the city paying $86,537 more to complete the project than expected.

March 17, 2013 6:30 pm

Report: LaPorte/Ind. 49 is Valpo's worst intersection

VALPARAISO | The locations of Valparaiso's worst intersections for crashes doesn't change much from year to year, just the ranking, but city Engineering Director Tim Burkman hopes to see some change in four on U.S. 30.

February 17, 2013 10:26 pm

More roads means more money for Valpo

VALPARAISO | In the category of "every little bit helps," the city officially added 5.66 miles of roads to its inventory for state certification in order to qualify for additional state highway money.

January 01, 2013 7:00 pm

Fate of giant Glade Place cottonwood debated again

VALPARAISO | The fate of the giant cottonwood at the entrance to the Glen Glade condominiums again is up for discussion by the home owners association.

November 27, 2012 5:20 pm

No road yet, but Sturdy Road north of Glendale Boulevard will soon have a pathway

VALPARAISO | The extension of Sturdy Road north of Glendale Boulevard is still a "sometime in the future" project, but a connection to the segment of Sturdy north of Glendale should be ready in a week or so.

November 16, 2012 4:14 pm

Plans for 5-points roundabout OK'd

VALPARAISO | Get ready for construction of the next big roundabout project in the city.

October 11, 2012 6:30 pm

Firm to study drainage needs in north Valpo

VALPARAISO | One of the last major vacant properties in Valparaiso is the subject of a study to determine the best way to deal with drainage issues so it could be developed.

March 19, 2012 3:10 pm
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