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Commissioners to hold ribbon cutting on new plaza

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The Porter County Board of Commissioners will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 to mark the completion of the renovated Plaza at the Porter County Government Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso.

Construction on the redesigned plaza began on September 12, 2017. The new plaza includes a sloped walkway with lighted handrails that leads to the front doors, which is designed to be ADA compliant and easier for seniors to traverse. The walkway includes an underground heating system that will prevent ice and snow accumulation in the winter months, improving safety and reducing salt and snow removal costs. Also installed was an underground storage tank to collect storm water runoff that will be used to irrigate the improved landscaping. This state of the art storm water system will benefit the environment and assist the County in meeting its public education requirements as part of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program.

The new plaza includes several raised tree planter boxes. The concrete ledges around the planters can be used as seating during the warm weather months for people to eat lunch or just relax in the downtown area.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date for the ribbon cutting will be 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 7.


Posted 5/31/2018




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