PORTAGE | Efforts to revitalize - even create - a downtown in the city aren't new.
VALPARAISO | It took three years, but the first sculpture on the city's art walk has been sold, and a dedication ceremony was held Thursday in front of the Valparaiso YMCA for "The Big Dancer."
PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.
PORTAGE | The City Council and Redevelopment Commission took a close look at three projects Thursday night.
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.
PORTAGE | At least one Portage Mall property owner is questioning whether the city truly intends to follow through on its promise to make improvements.
PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.
PORTAGE | More than two years after it was proposed, the city's Redevelopment Commission will seek bids on a project aimed to improve traffic flow at Willowcreek and Robbins roads.
PORTAGE | In just a couple of months, someone riding the South Shore will be able to stop at the Portage station and walk to Lake Michigan.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Thursday took a closer look at the projects within and financing of a proposed bond issue.
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department already is getting inquiries about renting the William Urschel Pavilion being built in the expansion of Central Park Plaza and scheduled to open next August.
VALPARAISO | Two city pathway projects got action from the Board of Public Works and Safety on Friday.
VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission issued a statement Wednesday promising full cooperation with the FBI investigation of the University Promenade project.
VALPARAISO | Another building hole in the city's downtown could be filled by Hamstra Group soon.
VALPARAISO | The gold (painted) shovels flashed in the Wednesday afternoon sun for the groundbreaking of Lakes of Valparaiso, the $100 million development planned by Don Weiss just east of Ind. 49 between Vale Park Road and Evans Avenue.
VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.
PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.
VALPARAISO | A study by DLZ confirmed the best solution for improving traffic flow at the Silhavy Road/LaPorte Avenue intersection is a two-lane roundabout similar to the one operating at the Calumet Avenue, Vale Park Road and Roosevelt Road intersection.
PORTAGE | It appears improvements to the Portage Mall, financed by the city, are back on track.
VALPARAISO | It's been almost two years since plans for The Lakes of Valparaiso were first brought to the city for consideration, but the project is finally ready for a groundbreaking next week.
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