The old Applebee’s
restaurant on Indian Boundary Road apparently won’t be vacant that much
At the Chesterton
Town Council’s meeting Monday night, Building Commissioner Mark O’Dell
reported that an interior remodeling permit has been issued to Morris
Construction of Hobart for the space. Estimated value of the work: $24,000.
Another permit has
been issued to Munster Glass ($8,200) to replace the Applebee’s windows in
the front of the building.
that the space will once again be home to an eatery, O’Dell said.
building permit is currently being reviewed for a roof-top restaurant and
strip mall at the northeast corner of Gateway Blvd. and Village Point,
O’Dell also reported. The permit application was filed by Vendramini
Construction Inc. of Chesterton for a 12,000-square foot strip mall with a
3,432-square foot restaurant on the second floor. Estimated value of the
project: $1.4 million.
In other business,
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported that, in advance of the South
Calumet Road paving project being funded by a 50/50 Community Crossings
infrastructure grant awarded to the town by the State of Indiana, ADA ramps
and a crosswalk were recently installed--per INDOT regulations--by the
Chesterton Post Office.
said President Jim Ton, R-1st. “It really opens up access to the South
Calumet Business District. Please extend our appreciation for a job well
Community Crossings grant will pay half the cost of three projects, to be
completed next year: a re-pave of South Calumet Road between Porter Ave. and
the Post Office; the re-pave of Wabash Ave. from North Calumet Road to
Waverly Road (and then Waverly Road north to Woodlawn Ave.); and the
replacement of the existing bridge over Sand Creek on East Porter Ave. with
a box culvert.
In related news,
O’Dell told the council that the Redevelopment Commission earlier in the
evening approved an additional $13,800 payment to DLZ, engineering
consultant for the East Porter Ave. culvert project. Pursuant to Community
Crossings guidelines, DLZ performed an environmental assessment of the
project site as well as an additional survey, after it was discovered that
an Indian Boundary Conservancy District sanitary sewer main runs under the
O’Dell also told
the council that INDOT is now reviewing the timing of the left-turn signal
at the intersection of Gateway Blvd. and Ind. 49, following the partial
removal of the concrete median islands which had been causing heavy stacking
in the westbound lanes of Gateway Blvd. during rush hour.
O’Dell noted that
there are now 380 feet of left-turn lane space.