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.
VALPARAISO | As expected, the cause of the fire that destroyed a historic downtown building March 4 might never be known.
VALPARAISO | As the ruins smoldered and the last wall was coming down at 204 Lincolnway, Duane Thormahlen said the family is leaning toward rebuilding on the site of the former Empire Hall.
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.
VALPARAISO | Roundabouts still give some people a rash, but information provided by the city engineer's office shows Valparaiso's first roundabout is doing what officials hoped it would do.
VALPARAISO | As part of the agreement between the city and the Indiana Department of Transportation turning over care of Lincolnway to the city, the state promised the city a snow plow to help with the maintenance.
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 | After another attempt to operate a restaurant at 454 Greenwich St. has apparently come to an end, the owners plan to convert the restaurant space into two apartments.
VALPARAISO | The need to have a back-up for computer information is a lesson Center Township Trustee Chuck Conover learned many years ago.
VALPARAISO | The plans are done, and the city is in the process of acquiring the land needed for the massive Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project.
VALPARAISO | Since it first opened 70 years ago this month, the Presbyterian Resale Shop has grown from a resale room on Franklin Street to an actual shop with a prime location on the courthouse square.
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 | With the departure of Porter hospital, the city is looking to take over the lease on a portion of the parking at the former 3D building on Lincolnway.
VALPARAISO | Lincolnway between Morgan and Roosevelt will have limited access beginning today through Aug. 10 for sidewalk and driveway replacement on the north side only.
VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission voted this past week on additional steps to help maintain the viability of Lincolnway following the departure of Porter hospital Valparaiso Campus.
VALPARAISO | The city is expanding its tax increment financing district to facilitate improvements to the U.S. 30 corridor and the remaining sections of Ind. 130 within the city.
VALPARAISO | The sidewalk on the north side of Lincolnway between Roosevelt Road and Morgan Boulevard apparently will be replaced this year even if it won't be done the way it originally was planned.
VALPARAISO | Tinkering with the parking next to Pat's Ice Cream Parlor has solved some traffic problems and might help customers, but it has provided owner Pat Berning with headaches and parking tickets.
VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the agreement with the state that will give the city control of Lincolnway and provide $18 million for improvements to U.S. 30.
VALPARAISO | The names stay pretty much the same. Only the order in which they appear changes each year for Valparaiso's list of the 10 most dangerous intersections.
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