VALPARAISO | After having a front row balcony seat to observe all the improvements being made in the city's downtown, Patrick Lyp is going to step onto the stage to be part of making new things happen as the city's economic development director.
PORTAGE | The Portage Economic Development Corp. reached out across the country and worked to better prepare students for the future this past year.
PORTAGE | The city is moving forward with plans to develop a portion of the property it owns just south of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.
PORTAGE | Getting the word out when there is an emergency to a city of some 36,000 isn't easy.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the demolition of a home along the Little Calumet River.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the purchase of three parcels of land.
PORTAGE | The city's department of community development is on the move.
PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder handed a list of city streets needing paving to members of the City Council's Ways and Means Committee this week.
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the Northwest Indiana Forum will maintain its home in Portage.
VALPARAISO | If the ghost of William E. Urschel, founder of Urschel Laboratories, still lives in the house he built at Indiana Avenue and Napoleon Street, he will soon be able to look out the front windows at the new pavilion/skating rink to bear his name in Central Park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | With Valparaiso's first two-lane roundabout set to open Friday, a few changes had to be made -- including removing contaminated soil from an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso enters a new dimension in its evolution into the roundabout era Friday with the opening of the five-points two-lane roundabout at North Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road.
VALPARAISO | The city plans to spend about $4.4 million for stormwater work in 2014 headed by the second phase of the Chautauqua Park project estimated to cost $1.5 million.
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.
VALPARAISO | Plans for a 14-lot shovel-ready industrial development site were presented Tuesday to the city's Plan Commission.
VALPARAISO | The flashing signal at LaPorte Avenue and Harmel Drive will be changed to a fully operational one during the first quarter of 2014.
VALPARAISO | The city took the first step toward acquiring the vacant former Natural Ovens dome Friday.
PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Monday approved seeking bids for two more automated trash trucks.
PORTAGE | When the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk opened five years ago, officials knew it would be a success.
VALPARAISO | The city hopes to transplant a spruce from Forest Park to the five-points roundabout at Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road next week with the goal of a tree-lighting and roundabout opening ceremony Nov. 24 -- just ahead of Thanksgiving.
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