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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

Miller Mart plans major facelift of shopping center

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.

December 10, 2013 8:45 pm

Committee resumes work on Valpo's strategic vision

VALPARAISO | The groundwork for developing a vision of the city's future resumes Thursday with the second meeting of the planning committee.

November 17, 2013 6:30 pm
Valpo adds route, longer hours to V-Line service

Valpo adds route, longer hours to V-Line service

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.

November 08, 2013 7:35 pm

Valpo seeks bids for Needle and Thread demolition

VALPARAISO | The days for the historic Victorian house at the corner of Jefferson and Lafayette Streets appear to be numbered.

October 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Valpo's Dash raising fares beginning Nov. 1

VALPARAISO | The ChicaGo Dash ridership continues to increase, and, on Nov. 1, so will the fares for single ride and round trip tickets.

October 12, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo commission OKs Pratt annexation, rezoning

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.

October 08, 2013 9:00 pm

Valpo, Aldi agree to annexation, effective 2015

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.

September 30, 2013 6:15 pm

Valpo to kick off strategic planning process

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.

September 14, 2013 8:30 pm

V-Line ridership was booming in August

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.

September 12, 2013 5:15 pm
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