Our Story

Our Story

The Village began in 1996 as a 60 acre new urbanism community in Burns Harbor, Indiana. The focus being affordable housing ranging from $120,000 to $250,000. The purpose of The Village was to recreate the Developer’s childhood home, in Gary, Indiana. This area’s...
The Village History from 1996 through 2011

The Village History from 1996 through 2011

When this project was started in 1996, the Developer took the planners to his childhood home in Gary, Indiana. Everything from house-plans to lot and alley widths were recorded and reproduced. It took 21 variances to the subdivision ordinance to accomplish the feat....
Steel Town Seeing Residential Rise

Steel Town Seeing Residential Rise

March 06, 2011 12:00 am  •  By Jeff Burton BURNS HARBOR | This town, built around the steel industry, is enjoying its first rise in population since it was founded in 1967. Cliff Fleming, a Town Council member and developer of The Village in Burns Harbor said while...
Some Communities Set Standards for Residential Construction

Some Communities Set Standards for Residential Construction

September 12, 2010 12:00 am  •  By Chas Reilly Some municipalities in Northwest Indiana want more variety in new neighborhoods. Design guidelines in the works for new residential developments in Merrillville could prohibit the use of a single design for all homes in a...
New Burns Harbor Apartment Complex Earns Green Certification

New Burns Harbor Apartment Complex Earns Green Certification

BURNS HARBOR | Being green is easy for residents living in In Good Company’s “Traditions” 75-apartment community, the first apartment community in Indiana certified “green” by the National Association of Home Builders. Green housing is “sustainable home building using...
Green-Certified Apartment Complex Celebrated

Green-Certified Apartment Complex Celebrated

  September 25, 2012 1:36 pm  •  Rob Earnshaw Times Correspondent BURNS HARBOR | The state’s first green-certified multi-housing complex was celebrated Tuesday as the newest addition to The Village in Burns Harbor. Traditions, developed by Merrillville-based In...
Chicago Alderman Gets Green in NWI

Chicago Alderman Gets Green in NWI

May 24, 2009 12:00 am  •  Rob Earnshaw Times Correspondent Original: Northwest Indiana Times Chicago 1st Ward Alderman Manuel “Manny” Flores has a goal to make his city “greener.” What better way for Flores to accomplish his mission than by...
Burns Harbor Proud of Town’s Services

Burns Harbor Proud of Town’s Services

Original: Northwest Indiana Times May 19, 2013 12:00 am  •  Jeff Freeze There are good things happening in Northwest Indiana, some which are happening right here in Burns Harbor. From a town government perspective, we have implemented advanced life support ambulance...