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.
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.
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.
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 city hopes to go to the Regional Development Authority later this month to seek funds to construct a new Transit Oriented Development downtown.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Miller Mart will be getting a $360,000 to $400,000 facelift in 2014, and its owners hope Valparaiso will provide a portion of that in the form of a $50,000 facade grant.
VALPARAISO | The groundwork for developing a vision of the city's future resumes Thursday with the second meeting of the planning committee.
VALPARAISO | The V-Line buses that critics once said were filled with invisible riders now carry so many people the city is extending hours and adding routes to try to accommodate them.
VALPARAISO | The days for the historic Victorian house at the corner of Jefferson and Lafayette Streets appear to be numbered.
VALPARAISO | The ChicaGo Dash ridership continues to increase, and, on Nov. 1, so will the fares for single ride and round trip tickets.
VALPARAISO | The planned construction of the $260 million Pratt Industries paper recycling plant got a quick push forward Tuesday with Valparaiso's Plan Commission voting unanimously to support annexing the adjacent 34 acres needed for the project.
VALPARAISO | The city and Aldi are finalizing an agreement that will allow the city to annex the company's warehouse property without protest from Aldi.
VALPARAISO | A kickoff for a study to develop a vision and blueprint for city leaders for the coming decades will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.
VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso prepares to start a study of how to improve service on the V-Line intracity bus line, monthly ridership took a big jump in August -- shattering the previous high by about 2,000.
VALPARAISO | Ridership isn't the only thing increasing for the ChicaGo Dash express commuter service to the Loop. So are the cost of gas and the tolls.
VALPARAISO | The city has chosen a consultant to do a route study of the V-Line intracity bus service at a cost that could be almost $100,000.
VALPARAISO | A fourth bus began running on the ChicaGo Dash service to Chicago's Loop in April, and the city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the federal grant to pay for it on Thursday.
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