VALPARAISO | A request for approval of the preliminary plan for the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development creating 32 salable lots drew about 15 protesters to Tuesday's special Plan Commission meeting.
VALPARAISO | The city had another growth spurt Monday as the council approved the annexation of 32 acres as part of The Lakes of Valparaiso development between Evans Avenue and Vale Park Road east of Ind. 49.
VALPARAISO | It's been more than a year since The Lakes of Valparaiso was first introduced to the council, and it will be another few months before work can actually begin on the development.
VALPARAISO | The crowds of people opposed to the proposed development of luxury apartments and a business park next to Pine Creek subdivision in Valparaiso have shrunk as the size of the development has grown.
VALPARAISO | Smiles broke out on the faces of a few County Council members Tuesday when a local attorney specializing in real estate and land use voiced his opinion that tax increment finance districts do not mix well with tax abatements.
VALPARAISO | The center of the debate over whether the rezoning for a luxury apartment complex and business park development should be approved is whether Valparaiso really needs either.
VALPARAISO | More than 200 people filled the council chambers and the hallway Tuesday night as residents of Pine Creek subdivision and nearby homes turned out at the plan commission meeting in protest of rezoning for a proposed business park and 512-unit luxury apartment complex on Evans Avenue.
VALPARAISO | A request to rezone the Family House property got a favorable recommendation from Valparaiso's Plan Commission on Tuesday, but it wasn't the rezoning the owners requested.
VALPARAISO | The first development directly related to the construction of the new Porter hospital cleared a major hurdle last week by winning final approval of a rezoning from the county commissioners.
VALPARAISO | After listening to concerns about the rezoning of land west of the Porter hospital site at U.S. 6 and Ind. 49, attorney Todd Leeth told the Porter County Board of Commissioners that request is only the start.
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