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.
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.
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.
CALUMET CITY | There won’t be any new used car lots opening here during the upcoming year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lynwood Zoning/Planning Board will meet Sept. 12, 2011.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed the authority of Ogden Dunes to prohibit short-term rentals of single-family homes.
CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council unanimously signed off on approvals involving the new Lighthouse Restaurant project during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
Lynwood Zoning/Planning Board will meet March 7, 2011.
PORTAGE | Two churches will appear before the Portage Board of Zoning Appeals Feb. 28, seeking use variances to locate their facilities in commercial zoning districts.
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite winter snow piled high outside, the minds of everyone inside the Indiana Supreme Court Wednesday were on summertime in the Dunes.
LYNWOOD | The Village Board passed a rezoning ordinance at Tuesday's meeting to help further new development within the Spring Meadows subdivision.
The Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a series of zoning variances petitioned by Lamar Advertising during its scheduled 7 p.m. meeting Monday.
CROWN POINT | A request remained on the books at City Hall on Wednesday for special zoning to allow an auto storage yard on Broadway.
ST. JOHN | Town planners are expected this week to approve a new zoning map for St. John.
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