East Bayfront Greenway Trail Project Seeks Public Input on June 18

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Erie, the City of Erie Planning and Neighborhood Resources Department and Groundwork Erie are working together to implement the East Bayfront Greenway Trail plan in close conjunction with the neighbors directly impacted by this new greenspace.  A Public Input session for the project will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 6PM to 8PM at 554 East 10th Street, Erie, PA where project consultants will review the site conditions, native landscapes, designs for neighborhood safety, and the associated art project. Attendees will be asked to: share their thoughts about features of the Greenway Trail project; identify how they might travel the park; describe how they would use the park; discuss safety, lighting, hours of operation and other topics. To learn more about the East Bayfront Greenway Trail visit https://www.redeveloperie.org/uploads/east-bayfront-greenway/erie-east-bayfront-greenway-trail-plan.v2.pdf

The East Bayfront Greenway is a project first proposed in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Erie Refocused.  The original intent of the project was to remove long abandoned and blighted homes from the East Bayfront neighborhoods and replace them with well maintained, safe and programmed greenspace.

Since the project was first proposed, neighbors in the East Bayfront Neighborhood have been surveyed and engaged in various community engagement initiatives to determined locations for the trail and laid out priorities the neighbors had for its design. Some of these priorities include: 

– Native, plantings can provide habitat, abate stormwater, and provide aesthetic benefits to the natural landscape

– Landscaping that adheres to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles 

– Well-lit public areas with pedestrian style lighting 

If you have questions, please email admin@redeveloperie.org or Joanne Shelly, Project Manager: LSSE: Planning and Landscape Architecture at jshelly@lsse.com.

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