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Valpo approves controversial 160-acre annexation

Valpo approves controversial 160-acre annexation

VALPARAISO | The City Council completed the annexation of the 160-acre property south of U.S. 30 between County Roads 400 and 450 East on Monday.

October 14, 2014 2:59 pm Related

Annexation proposal brings more protests over zoning

VALPARAISO | The crowd of those opposed to the planned annexation of 160.5 acres near Porter County Regional Airport was considerably less Monday than the past but the anger and frustration had not abated at the City Council meeting.

September 22, 2014 9:15 pm

Albanese expansion zoning request endorsed; OK may come May 7

HOBART | A zone change request submitted by Albanese Confectionery received initial approval this week from the City Council.

April 18, 2014 7:55 pm

Proposed subdivision gets early nod from C.P. planners

CROWN POINT | Zoning needed for a proposed new subdivision on 109th Avenue has won a favorable recommendation from the Plan Commission. 

April 15, 2014 7:30 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

Michigan City 'gentlemen's club' bumped to back burner again

MICHIGAN CITY | A proposal for a gentlemen's club near Michigan City is again on the back burner.

October 12, 2013 6:07 pm
Indiana Supreme Court declines to hear Lowell quarry case

Indiana Supreme Court declines to hear Lowell quarry case

INDIANAPOLIS | Backers of a proposed limestone quarry east of Lowell cleared a key legal hurdle Monday when the Indiana Supreme Court declined to review a lower court ruling that allowed the project to proceed.

October 07, 2013 3:45 pm Related

Winfield ordinances affect residents, businesses

WINFIELD | The Winfield Town Council has adopted a quartet of new ordinances that affect residential property owners and businesses.

September 27, 2013 7:45 pm

Portage panel OKs billboards despite restrictions

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board recently approved a contract to locate two billboards on water reclamation plant property despite significant restrictions on the signs.

August 19, 2013 5:51 pm

E.C. council delays decision on restaurant request

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council has delayed a decision on whether to grant a variance that would allow a restaurant to open at 4901 Alexander Ave.

July 11, 2013 7:45 pm

Rezoning for multifamily development being sought

PORTAGE | The Portage Development Review Committee took an initial glance Tuesday at a request to rezone about 17 acres from office commercial to high-density multifamily.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing zoning board likes idea of Super Walmart

LANSING | Village officials Wednesday expressed concerns about parking and access at a Torrence Avenue property where Walmart wants to build a superstore. But local officials said they could put concerns aside if it means attracting the retailer to a long-vacant site.

April 10, 2013 10:45 pm

Water, wastewater facility annexation legislation may help Lowell, Winfield

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee approved legislation Thursday allowing Lowell, Winfield and similarly situated Indiana municipalities to annex their water or wastewater treatment facilities, even if the property is not contiguous to the rest of the community.

February 07, 2013 6:00 pm

Cal City imposes 1-year moratorium on used car lots

CALUMET CITY | There won’t be any new used car lots opening here during the upcoming year.

December 16, 2012 5:45 pm
Need more space? Some put up a cottage out back

Need more space? Some put up a cottage out back

Something small is afoot. Backyard cottages — from 800-square-foot bungalows to Lilliputian studio cabins — are springing up behind houses in many cities, some of which have changed zoning laws to accommodate them.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Meeting set for with Valpo clinic rezoning

VALPARAISO | The city's Plan Commission will try again today to gather enough members to vote on the rezoning request for the planned HealthLinc clinic on Sturdy Road.

July 16, 2012 11:15 pm

HealthLinc clinic plan delayed by abstention

VALPARAISO | A shortage of Valparaiso Plan Commission members at Tuesday's meeting temporarily delayed efforts to break ground Sept. 1 on the new HealthLinc clinic on Sturdy Road.

July 10, 2012 9:30 pm

St. John council rezones land for school project

ST. JOHN | The Town Council on Thursday approved a zoning change that will allow Lake Central School Corp. to use land north of Taco Bell on U.S. 41 as a staging area during its high school construction project.

May 10, 2012 10:30 pm

Church plans on turning vacant lot to community garden

PORTAGE | Real Life Community Church's request to turn a vacant lot into a community garden opened up a can of worms for the city this week.

April 28, 2012 7:15 pm

C.P. Strack & Van Til to seek permission for garden center

CROWN POINT | Grocery retailer Strack & Van Til will petition the Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance permitting a temporary garden center at its store at 200 W. Franciscan Drive.

March 25, 2012 12:23 am
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