WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — More developments are coming to the Wabashiki this summer. Duke Energy plans to remove unusable towers in the wetlands and build eagle nests on some of the remaining towers.

The announcement was made at Thursday’s community brainstorming session in West Terre Haute. It’s an opportunity for residents and leaders to discuss how to improve the area.

Dennis Sharp, a West T resident for 20 years, said his goal is to see his community grow at the same rate as his neighbors.

“West Terre Haute I think, is a real growing community. Almost like a subsidiary to Terre Haute. I just think the whole area of West Terre Haute needs to be looked at and further developed,” Sharp said.

He added that the community needs more options for shopping and a motel.

For 6 years, these forums have led to many solutions in the area. These include a walkway connector, improved art and bus service.

A new health center that’s been under construction for the last six months is expected to open in May, followed by a grand opening in August.

With the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Cowden said these talks began for residents to express what they believe is missing in their community.

“[We want to] find places where people are overlapping and where gaps were so we can find solutions. We want to find new ideas to move forward with in the future,” Cowden stated.

Cowden also mentioned that residents want more restaurants in the area and that any economic development could help cities on both sides of the river.

“They really build off of each other. As much as West Terre Haute needs Terre Haute, I think it goes the other way too,” Cowden said.

The next brainstorming session is scheduled for mid to late October.