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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

Schools going into 2013 with smaller budget

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools officials are looking to spend less in 2013.

August 27, 2012 8:32 pm

Schools want to recoup funds from Portage TIF district

PORTAGE | City and Portage Township Schools officials will sit down to work out how the school district can regain some of the tax money lost in tax increment financing districts.

August 25, 2012 7:15 pm
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