Vale Park Road
VALPARAISO | The gold (painted) shovels flashed in the Wednesday afternoon sun for the groundbreaking of Lakes of Valparaiso, the $100 million development planned by Don Weiss just east of Ind. 49 between Vale Park Road and Evans Avenue.
VALPARAISO | Plans to build a small commercial center at the northwest corner of Froberg Road and Vale Park Road have been abandoned, and the developer plans to build more condos instead.
VALPARAISO | The city is ready to obtain the right of way for extending the Vale Park Road pathway between Keystone Commons and Beauty Creek Estates.
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 | It didn't open in time for Thanksgiving, as planned, but a few days of almost Indian summer were just what was needed to complete the final touches on the five-points roundabout Monday.
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.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso officials worked hard to make the Ind. 49 interchange bridge at Vale Park Road as attractive as a bridge can be. Now they plan to improve on it with a little landscaping.
VALPARAISO | The city and developer Don Weiss have agreed to a plan for Valparaiso to pay for a road to serve the business park portion of Weiss' development between Evans Avenue and Vale Park Road.
VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout project is gearing up for the final phase this week with paving and markings of the second phase.
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 | Former state Sen. William Costas was being remembered by family and friends as a man of faith and honesty Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission will be asked next week to chip in about $5,200 to cover the city's share of replacing poor soil found beneath Roosevelt Road.
VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout was five years in the making and will take about five months for the building.
VALPARAISO | About 15 people attended Wednesday's meeting on the five-points roundabout with objections from only a couple of residents about it causing difficulty making left turns into businesses without the traffic signals creating breaks.
VALPARAISO | Construction of a five-legged, two-lane roundabout is expected to start later this month, and Valparaiso is holding a meeting Wednesday night at the Valparaiso YMCA to explain how it will be done.
VALPARAISO | A vital element to both the five-points roundabout project and the drainage improvements for the Hawthorn Subdivision should be under construction by mid-April.
VALPARAISO | With construction of the five-points roundabout expected to begin soon, the city set up a Web page to help people deal with the schedule and road closings. There's even a video on how to drive in a two-lane roundabout.
VALPARAISO | The final numbers could get some tweaking, but the city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding Wednesday to cover the local share and the construction management contract for the five-points roundabout project.
VALPARAISO | Bids were opened from three companies and a contract could be awarded soon for the construction of the five-points roundabout at North Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road.
VALPARAISO | The city and Center Township have signed what is expected to be the final contract for the city to provide fire service to the entire township.
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