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Parks panel glimpses Central Park plans update

VALPARAISO | With the exception of a few final details, some of which will be determined by the final budget, the design of the Central Park Plaza addition is complete.

April 22, 2014 9:05 pm

Valpo seeks condemnation for park expansion

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.

December 26, 2013 6:01 pm

Valpo ready to finalize plans for Central Park

VALPARAISO | The city took another step Friday in its planning for the expansion of Central Park Plaza with the approval of a new contract with Design Organization to finalize the schematic for the proposed addition.

December 13, 2013 2:27 pm

Valpo seeks parking lot to expand Central Park

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.

October 25, 2013 11:57 am

Valpo to raze Needle and Thread house for parking lot

VALPARAISO | The former Natural Ovens Bakery dome isn't the only building the city hopes to obtain and demolish in the near future.

October 14, 2013 6:21 pm

Valpo hopes to have final park plan in month

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.

September 28, 2013 6:00 pm

Central Park expansion plans to be unveiled

VALPARAISO | Plans for the next phase of the Central Park Plaza development will be presented to the public for the first time at a pair of meetings at 4 and 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Valparaiso City Hall.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo tries to ease Lincolnway left turn woes

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.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo downtown favors the right, not the left — turns

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.

June 15, 2013 7:20 pm

Valparaiso officials asked to return 2-way traffic to Washington Street

VALPARAISO | Traffic on Washington Street in the city's downtown has been one-way northbound since Dave Smith was a lad, but he thinks it's time for the city to consider making it a two-way street again.

April 12, 2013 11:12 pm
Central Park Plaza to host Shakespeare, Lazer Ball among varied 2013 events

Central Park Plaza to host Shakespeare, Lazer Ball among varied 2013 events

VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.

April 06, 2013 6:30 pm Photos


Central Park expansion plans expected in two months

VALPARAISO | With plans for the expansion of Central Park Plaza about two months from completion, parks officials are ready to start transforming Bicentennial Park.

November 27, 2012 9:25 pm

Lafayette Street closed for resurfacing Tuesday through Oct. 9

VALPARAISO | Lafayette Street will be closed from Bush Street to the railroad tracks Tuesday through Oct. 9 for removal of concrete walkways across the paved road.

September 23, 2012 8:45 pm

Valpo getting more done for less with traffic signal modernization

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.

August 23, 2012 6:49 pm

Sign proposed to help promote downtown Valparaiso events

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is seeking variances to erect a nearly 11-foot-high sign at the entrance to Central Park Plaza to notify the public of events at the park and the downtown.

June 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Some Valpo roads not properly paved in 2011

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.

April 09, 2012 3:20 pm
Demolition for Valparaiso park expansion begins March 29

Demolition for Valparaiso park expansion begins March 29

VALPARAISO | The expansion of Central Park Plaza will begin March 29 with the demolition of the building at the northwest corner of Lafayette Street and Indiana Avenue.

March 17, 2012 7:30 pm Related

Valparaiso commission approves funds for proposed park property

VALPARAISO | The city hopes to acquire the vacant Worstell building within 30 days and begin demolition by the end of March in preparation for expanding Central Park Plaza.

February 08, 2012 9:00 pm

Valparaiso's chance for ice skating slipping away

VALPARAISO | City skating enthusiasts will have to enjoy the sport "neat" this winter: without ice.

January 26, 2012 7:15 pm
Valpo announces plans to expand new downtown park

Valpo announces plans to expand new downtown park

VALPARAISO | The downtown Central Park Plaza opened fewer than five months ago, but it has been so successful the city is looking to expand it.

December 22, 2011 3:20 pm
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