VALPARAISO | Unable to reach agreement over purchasing a .15-acre parcel behind several businesses on Lincolnway, the city filed condemnation proceedings last week against the owners Ernest and Nancy Darr.
VALPARAISO | Despite being close to an agreement for the sale of a parking lot the city wants to make part of the Central Park Plaza expansion, the city's Board of Public Works and Safety voted Friday to authorize condemnation proceedings to obtain it.
VALPARAISO | Now that the public has spoken on the plans for expansion of the Central Park Plaza, the city hopes to have final plans ready in about a month.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee continues to struggle to find solutions to the "No left turn-itis" problem on Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | The city's "other" annexation request got a quick and unanimous recommendation Tuesday for approval from Valparaiso's Plan Commission and will be heard by the City Council in August.
VALPARAISO | With the closing of one block of Lafayette Street for much of the summer and then permanently once Central Park Plaza expands, the city is looking for new options for turning south.
VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.
CROWN POINT | A sewer line will be installed along a portion of Indiana Avenue as part of a plan to revitalize the neighborhood.
CROWN POINT | A Family Express gas station at Indiana Avenue and North Street is scheduled to open in May.
VALPARAISO | Even stoplights blink a bright red and green, and, in the downtown area, they do it much more energy efficiently now and with battery backups.
VALPARAISO | With plans for the expansion of Central Park Plaza about two months from completion, parks officials are ready to start transforming Bicentennial Park.
VALPARAISO | The city is beginning the process of providing battery backup power for its traffic signals.
VALPARAISO | The downtown signal modernization project will benefit from a federal grant for 80 percent of the cost, and bids for the project were well below estimates.
VALPARAISO | If applications for facade grants are any indication, North Washington Street is a very popular place for businesses to invest these days.
VALPARAISO | Storm sewer work again dominated the business at Tuesday's meeting of Valparaiso's Utilities Board with contracts approved for four projects and changes approved on two others.
VALPARAISO | Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes to pave or treat about 15 miles of Valparaiso roads this year, but it's some of the roads that were done in 2011 that are a bigger concern.
VALPARAISO | The intersection with the most wrecks for the past several years will be getting a traffic signal Monday.
VALPARAISO | Ridership on the city's buses is growing by the month, and now the city could earn almost $100,000 more a year from the buses without adding a single passenger.
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