The news that funding to move forword on Clark's Crossing is really positive for Vincennes. Now the abandoned school buildings on Sixth Street near downtown will see changes. Local developers will turn the old Administration Building into Senior Housing, tear down the old high school and later middle school and turn that area into parking, green space, and maybe even some single family housing units. And Adams Coliseum? It will get a facelift and remain a community structure under the management of the Vincennes Education Foundation.
The project still has a number of hurdles to clear, but leasing of the new apartments is expected by January 2015 - just about the time my fellow workers think it should be my time to retire.
While most of us worry about too much governmental "input" into our lives, the high cost of taxes, and the general waste in government, when the money comes back to a good project for our community we can live with it. In fact we can be very happy.