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John Shepherd

Portage may have to become creative to fund projects

PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm

Council, RDC to hold workshop on proposed $11.2 million bond issue

PORTAGE | There's little doubt that the city's police station could use an overhaul or that a new fire station along Central Avenue would be useful.

September 06, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage commission authorizes beginning steps of $10 million bond

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week authorized initiating what could be a $10 million tax increment financing bond.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Students present ideas for dome, Urschel site

VALPARAISO | Not all the big ideas are being included in the city's ValpoNEXT vision project. Some are coming from students at Washington Township High School.

May 19, 2014 2:12 pm

Mystery company could be setting sights on Portage

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission this week approved the sale of up to 43 acres at the Northside Business Park to an unnamed company.

February 27, 2014 3:30 pm

Portage commission will provide grant to schools

PORTAGE | After more than a year of negotiations, Portage's Redevelopment Commission has finally agreed to provide $100,000 to the Portage Township Schools.

January 25, 2014 10:30 pm
Should redevelopment funds pay for Portage's daily expenses? issue debated

Should redevelopment funds pay for Portage's daily expenses? issue debated

PORTAGE | For the last several years, the city has approached the Redevelopment Commission for financial assistance. The commission has usually complied.

December 21, 2013 6:20 pm Photos

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Portage schools to get share of city TIF money?

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members and administrators are feeling more positive the district may get a share of the city's tax increment financing district funds.

December 11, 2013 10:30 pm

Portage commission purchases three parcels of land

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the purchase of three parcels of land.

November 22, 2013 5:30 pm

Portage planning offices to move to University Center

PORTAGE | The city's department of community development is on the move.

November 21, 2013 3:24 pm
Summers resigns Valpo redevelopment board position

Summers resigns Valpo redevelopment board position

VALPARAISO | The city's economic development team took another hit Wednesday with the resignation of Stuart Summers as executive director of the city's Redevelopment Commission effective Jan. 1.

November 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Portage may acquire two properties on U.S. 20

PORTAGE | The city could acquire two more properties on the north side of U.S. 20, but no decision has been made.

September 09, 2013 4:55 pm

Commission to move forward with next phase of downtown redevelopment

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission recently approved moving forward with the third phase of its Central Avenue Business District redevelopment plan.

September 07, 2013 6:24 pm
Officials: Bass Pro Shops still a lure for development

Officials: Bass Pro Shops still a lure for development

PORTAGE | When Bass Pro Shops announced it would locate its 130,000-square-foot retail outlet in Portage in late 2005, it was assumed the giant sports retailer would lure other development.

June 29, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Portage commission nixes purchase of shuttered motel

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission voted down the purchase of the shuttered Travel Inn during a special meeting Thursday afternoon.

May 16, 2013 6:00 pm

Contract awarded to demolish Portage Yacht Club

PORTAGE | The Portage Yacht Club could come down next month.

March 27, 2013 6:45 pm

Schools to try again to be removed from TIF district

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will try again to carve itself out of the city's tax increment financing district.

January 19, 2013 12:00 am

Skillman hired to manage street department project

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission this week approved the hiring of Skillman Corp. as the construction management firm overseeing the planning and construction of a new street department facility.

December 31, 2012 12:00 am

Commission approves buying, selling properties

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday approved the sale of one property, the purchase of two others and demolition for another property it recently bought.

December 26, 2012 8:15 pm

Portage redevelopment commission to buy old motel to tear it down

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday approved the purchase of a second decades-old U.S. 20 motel.

September 26, 2012 6:00 pm
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