Updated: December 23, 2012 5:04PM
A house at 2006 Valparaiso St. can be used as a counseling center and office space in that residential area, the Valparaiso Board of Zoning Appeals ruled Dec. 18.
Family Concern Counseling at 2004 Valparaiso St. plans to renovate the house to make a children’s counseling center.
Improvements include increasing the driveway between the current counseling center and the house for use by both places.
Director David Bauer said at an Oct. 23 Site Review Committee meeting that the house hasn’t been used since about 2008.
No residents from the area were at the meeting to speak on the matter, and the board members said the variance was acceptable as a hardship because it would take too much work to make the house livable again.