Scenario planning has the capability to better inform public officials and development authorities of the costs associated with different development models. Vibrant NEO 2040 and insight2050 are examples of regional planning in Ohio providing collaborative and forward thinking models for regional development planning bolstered by data-driven inquiry and neighborly support.
Last week the Scioto Foundation brought together community leaders for a two-day community strategic planning session for downtown Portsmouth. The “Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth” summit sought to create a vision for downtown Portsmouth and to identify preliminary steps that could be taken to achieve that vision.
Last month, State Representative Steven Arndt (R – Port Clinton) introduced HB168, which is brownfield regulatory reform legislation that Greater Ohio Policy Center helped to champion. HB168 addresses an important gap in Ohio law that puts Ohio at a competitive disadvantage to neighboring states with regard to brownfield redevelopment