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Valpo to buy 'Big Dancer' sculpture next to YMCA

VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher is about to get a dancing partner.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board takes baby steps on Vale Park path

VALPARAISO | After looking at the various pathway projects under consideration, the city's Redevelopment Commission agreed Wednesday to start small in 2014 until it has a better idea of costs and revenue.

December 11, 2013 7:30 pm
Did Depression-era camp contaminate Valpo soil?

Did Depression-era camp contaminate Valpo soil?

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.

November 17, 2013 11:30 pm Photos



Valpo ceremony to open 5-points roundabout

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.

November 16, 2013 11:45 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

Valparaiso commission hears plan for industrial park

VALPARAISO | Plans for a 14-lot shovel-ready industrial development site were presented Tuesday to the city's Plan Commission.

November 12, 2013 10:00 pm
Valpo may take possession of derelict dome

Valpo may take possession of derelict dome

VALPARAISO | The city of Valparaiso may take possession soon of a 10-acre shovel-ready development site. All it would have to do is demolish the former Natural Ovens Bakery dome.

October 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Valpo redevelopment panel considers $28M budget

VALPARAISO | To pay for expansion of Central Park Plaza and the public infrastructure improvements for the Pratt Industries expansion, the city's Redevelopment Commission plans to borrow $13.5 million in 2014.

October 13, 2013 7:15 pm
Proposal to replant spruce at Valpo roundabout taking root

Proposal to replant spruce at Valpo roundabout taking root

VALPARAISO | A former downtown holiday tree is about to be given the holiday touch again.

October 12, 2013 6:38 pm

Valpo expanding TIF to aid $312 million in development

VALPARAISO | To pave the way for about $312 million in development, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission started the process to expand its tax increment financing districts Wednesday.

October 09, 2013 8:30 pm

Valpo OKs bonds for Pratt, Task Force Tips

VALPARAISO | The outcome was never really in doubt but a vote on issuing $207.5 million in bonds for two companies was delayed Monday, requiring the City Council to hold a special meeting Tuesday.

September 24, 2013 2:43 pm

Valpo hopes to land major development plum

VALPARAISO | The city tentatively plans to announce next week that it has landed a business that plans to invest more than $200 million in getting started.

September 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Cable show features Valpo as distinctive

VALPARAISO | The city will receive some national TV exposure through a segment on "Communities of Distinction," a kind of cable infomercial available to at least a third of the country and Canada.

September 02, 2013 5:09 pm
Five-points roundabout dig unearths Valparaiso's past

Five-points roundabout dig unearths Valparaiso's past

VALPARAISO | Digging up the five-points intersection for the roundabout construction has been like a trip through the city's past. Only Indian burial mounds and maybe a dinosaur skeleton are lacking so far.

August 17, 2013 7:15 pm

Valpo cautiously optimistic about TIF revenue

VALPARAISO | The expected revenue from Valparaiso's tax increment financing districts is going to be more than last year, but city officials are trying not to be too optimistic about the total.

August 11, 2013 6:45 pm

Valpo commission ponders path costs

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission decided Wednesday on a shorter pathway on Burlington Beach Road and is seeking designs for several missing links in the city's pathway system.

August 07, 2013 8:15 pm
Bridging the gap from ugly to lovely in Valpo

Bridging the gap from ugly to lovely in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The city isn't expecting to host the Super Bowl any time soon, but it is looking to borrow an idea Indianapolis used to beautify the city for recent Super Bowl visitors and apply it to improving the appearance of the U.S. 30 corridor.

August 05, 2013 6:45 pm

Come party in the park to help ValPlayso

VALPARAISO | Plans to replace and refurbish the playground at ValPlayso and improve the surrounding park gets underway in earnest Aug. 17 with the second annual Party in the Park fundraiser at the park.

July 30, 2013 3:51 pm

Valpo buys land to create 'shovel ready' sites

VALPARAISO | After selling one property to a new business locating in the city Wednesday, the city's Redevelopment Commission then approved purchasing another property in hope of attracting more businesses.

July 11, 2013 4:54 pm

Plastics company buys former North Coast site

VALPARAISO | It took 18 months, but Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission finally found a buyer for the former North Coast Distributing facilities at 705 Silhavy Road.

July 10, 2013 7:30 pm
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