Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,
Great piece, David Miller. This is a perfect summary of what makes Loveland so unique and worth protecting. (Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth and Say, “Ya know, I think ya outa be a unicorn.”)
For my family, it is resort living every day. I enjoy seeing how many people take advantage of assets such as the river with so many more swimmers and waders now; quaintly old-fashioned, like the fishing photo you featured.
The combination of self development and natural amenities is unparalleled in this area and should be emphasized.
We should take a page from the recent Rio +20 Summit and put a value on the natural assets that attract people to Loveland ("natural capital accounting"--valuing how our natural assets contribute to our local economy).
Considering everything you and Barry Strum have said, I wish we could go back to square one with the Loveland Station development. A more sustainable, more celebratory of our natural assets, more people-centric, and more beautiful plan could happen. We could offer something that simply doesn't exist in the entire Cincinnati area. We can do better than what I see on that billboard in the square.
Cati O'Keefe, Historic West Loveland