The “Visioning” of Lorain as seen by the see(rs)

January 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm 6 comments

Source – The WISHING box
There have been any number of “visionings” since I have lived in this ‘Old town” of Lorain. Each and every one touted by the participants/ administrations etc as the solution to our ills. ( none have come to pass).

I have copies of “visions” for “Portside/ Charleston Village” going back to 1975. ( none of those suggestions have happened either). However , maybe now the power plant etc has come down we can hope but if that vision takes another 30 years to come to reality -well I probably won’t be here to see it.

I am afraid after being on “community committees” for visioning since the one in 1993 , vision 2000 vision 2010 Welcome to OZ – the regional thinking report – the ERA report – the Staubach report

and beyond, the latest PSI facilitated community and leadership visioning felt at little like –

been there, done that- said that saw that where is the time line?-

Oh! right that was suggestion in the Staubach report and just how much cost did we that tax payers fork out for that report? Was that the one for 60 thousand or am I getting mixed up with the ERA report or maybe ????

Oh! all these reports and visions are clouding my vision- I can no longer see a difference.

This week the “future is glowing” according to some –

Envision Lorain unveiled: Plan stresses downtown, citizen outreach

The Editor of the Morning Journal, Tom Skoch, is behind the latest “vision”
OUR VIEW EDITORIAL: Making Envision Lorain a reality would be in everyone’s best interests

But cynical, jaded and lacking enthusiasm for another “visioning” as I am there is one whose rose coloured glasses have definitely gone to the dark side.

My Old buddy ( King) Cole – now of the Chronicle has “a visioning” of his own on the same day as the Morning Journal Editor. His vision is a little different as he peers into the future of Lorain-

Mayor Mike Scherach, the streets, the schools, the port and Attorney Giardini

you can see for yourself ( pun intended)

I cannot link to the on-line version, as the Cole Chronicle column seemingly only appears in the print edition.

Therefore, you my readers , will have to suffer the jpg version and any comments to the visionary should be directed to ‘John Cole”

Click on to enlarge – (but not Cole’s head that is big enough already) 😉

If you have difficulty reading the jpg the PDF file -such as it is -( you will have to enlarge and rotate) now now none of that – I know what you are thinking but the file can be found here


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mark  |  January 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Cole’s quite the trip, isn’t he?

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  January 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    that he is 🙂

  • 3. Grammy  |  January 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    What a sanctimonious s.o. *. Mr Cole is. For years he sat at the helm of the Morning Journal supporting the very things he ridicules now. How pathetic can one person be? He had best be careful since Elyria’s Mayor was right there in Lorain showing support.

  • 4. Lisa  |  January 15, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Some might say this isn’t as much a future vision of Lorain as it is a current view of the city.

  • 5. Loraine Ritchey  |  January 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Hi I was sent a link to a comprehensive plan that apparently works 🙂

  • […] are the very similar to today and we who were excited back then remember the de ja vu – the Visionings the studies, the “movers and shakers”, sitting around conference tables, drawing on […]

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