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Old Posted Dec 2, 2017, 7:22 PM
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I hope Erie is able to keep revitalizing. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like there have been several plans for revitalizing the waterfront, but have there been any real progress on those projects? Last time I was in Erie (years ago) I didn't notice much being done along the waterfront. Downtown Erie has a ton of potential due to it being along the lake, so I hope it keeps improving.
While some parcels have laid undeveloped for 2 decades now (i.e., the former Penelec and Holland St. Pier tracts purchased by Scott Enterprises in 1999 and sat on since then), there has been significant progress along Erie's waterfront otherwise. It looks like many of the projects that have been built or are planned appear in this thread. The main recent developments consist of the new Marriott hotel and overall redevelopment on the Sassafras St. pier (former GAF corporation factory), which Within the next 5 years, it looks like Erie's bayfront will be dramatically different.

But you're correct... there have been many proposals over the years with little action, while Erie (and its bayfront) has transitioned from a heavy industrial-based economy to more of a blended, services-oriented one. It seems that the time is finally complementary to getting real, visible progress happening on the waterfront.

Here's a recent view of the central/west bayfront with the Sheraton, Bayfront Convention Center, and Marriott:




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Newly-constructed Highmark Amphithteater at Liberty Park on west bayfront.

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Old Posted Dec 17, 2017, 3:33 PM
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More news on Erie's bayfront and Harbor Place project:

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Official: Improved bayfront connections priority for Erie
By Madeleine O’Neill
December 16, 2017

...Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Community and Economic Development...visited Erie Friday to help announce millions of dollars in state investments that will go toward improvements along the Bayfront Parkway...Davin said Erie must continue its momentum as it builds a buzz similar to Pittsburgh’s — as an up-and-coming community that’s attractive to young people and job creators. A big part of building that buzz will involve developing connections to the bayfront, Davin said, especially as hotels and other projects there, such as the $150 million Harbor Place development planned by Scott Enterprises, attract more visitors to the city...

...work on the Harbor Place project will likely start in the first quarter of 2018...
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More news on Erie's bayfront and Harbor Place project:
The announcement of over $30M in state funding for bayfront transportation improvements is big news... because from the sound of it, there's more to come.

A much talked about "iconic connection" between downtown and the bayfront is rumored to be what the state funds will go towards... connecting downtown with the exisiting and planned developments on the bayfront. The at-grade bayfront parkway is currently an impediment to that.


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