For the most part, cities and counties have had no other choice. The local Riverscape organization, and the surrounding Terre Haute community, have diligently kept the transformative plans moving forward, one step at a time. Some have come to fruition. Others remain in wait. State investment in “quality of place” projects such as Riverscape would directly benefit cities and their residents.
When asked if “quality of place” as an economic-development tool has been a backburner consideration for the state, Braun said, “I’d have to think about that.”
The more thought on the topic by legislators, the better. It might help keep Ohio’s governor quiet.
Mark Bennett is a columnist for the Tribune-Star, Terre Haute.