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Valpo annexation raises notification questions

VALPARAISO | The city's Plan Commission will consider two issues at the September meeting that resulted from the August public hearing on a request to annex 160.5 acres south of U.S. 30 and west of County Road 450 East.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to use report to improve V-Line service

VALPARAISO | Without funding to expand Valparaiso's V-Line bus service beyond its city limits, Valparaiso is interested in a consultant's recommendations for improving the service within its borders.

August 09, 2014 4:30 pm

Pratt gets needed variances for paper mill

VALPARAISO | The only complaint Pratt Industries' various variance requests garnered Thursday was from Tom Stoner, the farmer who sold the property on which Pratt is building its $200 million paper mill.

August 07, 2014 1:28 pm

Dick's, Ross, Five Below proposed for Porter's Vale Shopping Center

VALPARAISO | Three new stores totaling about 70,000 square feet of retail space are being planned for Porter's Vale Shopping Center.

August 05, 2014 12:00 am

Study offers options for improving V-Line service

VALPARAISO | A study by RLS and Associates Inc. of the V-Line intracity bus service recommends several additions to the routes and the hours of operation to meet the demands of riders, but city Planning Director Tyler Kent said Valparaiso can't do much without added funding.

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Trio to start roasted coffee bean business in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The aroma of fresh-roasted, gourmet coffee beans could soon be wafting over the east side of the city from a new business planned by a trio of former coffee shop workers.

July 29, 2014 12:01 pm

ValpoNEXT announces last call for communtiy input

VALPARAISO | There’s one more opportunity to contribute ideas for Valparaiso’s future in the ValpoNEXT visioning process.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Summit to let residents vote on ValpoNEXT ideas

VALPARAISO | After several months of collecting more than 1,000 big ideas from Valparaiso residents as part of the ValpoNEXT strategic vision process, they now get to pick the best of those ideas for the city's future.

May 11, 2014 8:30 pm

Valpo reviews 135-lot PUD on Joliet Road

VALPARAISO | Plans for a 135-lot planned unit development between Brigadoon and Shamrock Estates were presented to Valparaiso's Site Review Committee on Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Deadline near for ValpoNEXT Big Ideas

VALPARAISO | The deadline for submitting your big ideas of what you think Valparaiso's future should look like is Friday.

April 07, 2014 4:34 pm

February not short on riders for V-Line, Dash

VALPARAISO | February was a short, cold, snowy month, which could be the reason V-Line ridership in Valparaiso was down a little bit, but it continued a trend begun in August of averaging more than 12,000 riders a month.

March 19, 2014 4:23 pm

ValpoNEXT seeks vision, ideas from businesses

VALPARAISO | The next phase of the ValpoNEXT planning effort will focus on gathering information from businesses in the community.

March 17, 2014 5:13 pm

What's next for Valpo Next?

VALPARAISO | The city collected a lot of ideas during last week's three public "big idea" gathering sessions for its Valpo Next planning effort, but it still hopes to get more.

March 01, 2014 7:51 pm

Valpo getting new street sweeper

VALPARAISO | The city is hauling away snow in dump trucks, but it's going to need street sweepers to clean up the sandy aftermath of the winter once the spring thaw comes.

February 14, 2014 4:55 pm

Valpo Plan Commission supports rezoning

VALPARAISO | A short-handed Plan Commission recommended a rezoning Tuesday that is meant to correct a mistake and help John Deuy sell a house he owns on South Morgan.

February 11, 2014 8:09 pm

Valpo ready to annex addition to business park

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.

February 10, 2014 9:30 pm

Valpo honing in on site of new transit center

VALPARAISO | The city hopes to go to the Regional Development Authority later this month to seek funds to construct a new Transit Oriented Development downtown.

February 02, 2014 5:45 pm

Valpo OKs expanding facade program

VALPARAISO | To encourage building and business owners along the city's main corridors to improve locations, the City Council approved expanding the Valparaiso facade improvement grant program to eight other areas Monday.

January 27, 2014 10:21 pm Related

Valpo to sell two Chicago Street lots

VALPARAISO | The city is expected to seek offers for two vacant lots on Chicago Street that it wants to see developed for residential use in 2014.

January 01, 2014 6:40 pm

Valpo's Dash exceeding expectations

VALPARAISO | When the city started the ChicaGo Dash express commuter bus service in 2008, officials knew there was a need but they didn't know it would grow to its current level of four buses a day each way.

December 21, 2013 6:48 pm
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