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Old Posted Jan 16, 2014, 3:38 PM
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Plans for former GAF Materials property on West Bayfront

With the Scott Enterprises development on the East Bayfront and this one on the West, the revitalization of Erie's formerly heavily-industrial waterfront seem to finally be taking hold.

12.5-acre former industrial land on waterfront, occupied by a roofing paper/shingle factory since 1865 (I would have liked to see some of the old brick industrial buildings saved, but I guess they were really used up... I guess a century and a half of creosote does that).

- Images: http://eriecountyconventioncenteraut...ont-place.html

Currently finishing environmental remediation. Original plan for the property devised by the Erie County Convention Center Authority in consultation with a Pittsburgh-based design firm Environmental Planning & Design was met with major criticism... for its overall odd plan, "suburban" design/lack of density, poor use of available waterfront space, too much surface parking, etc:

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Alternate plans which came out after the ECCA released what it called its "road map" was met with disdain (the above images).

From Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design - Erie:

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From architect and Erie city councilman David Brennan:

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From seDurst design - Pittsburgh:

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Last edited by Perch; Feb 22, 2014 at 5:48 PM.
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