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Destination Erie: A Regional Vision. Work Group Meeting. Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC. Today’s Agenda. Where are we in the Planning Process ? (15 mins ) Existing Conditions / Summary of Key Issues (30 mins ) “Game-Stoppers” (15 mins ) Next Steps (25 mins )

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Destination Erie: A Regional Vision

Work Group Meeting

Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC

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Today’s Agenda

  • Where are we in the Planning Process? (15 mins)
  • Existing Conditions / Summary of Key Issues (30 mins)
  • “Game-Stoppers” (15 mins)
  • Next Steps (25 mins)
    • April 24th: Consortium Leadership Meeting
    • Public Work Shops: May 7th & 8th
    • MetroQuest Video Demo
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Planning Process

Phase 1: Initiation and Regional Assessment

Phase 2: Vision, Scenarios, & Strategy Development

Phase 3: Vision & ActionPlan

How do we get there?

Public Workshop #3

Plan Framework & Strategies

Draft Plan Development

Public Workshop #4

Final Plan

What do we want to be?

Public Workshop #1

Trend and Alternative Scenarios

Public Workshop #2

Regional Vision Statement

Preferred Future Direction

Where are we now?

Public Participation Plan

Public Launch / Stakeholder Interviews

Project Website

Existing Conditions & Trends Report

CAPACITY BUILDING

Mar 2012 – Dec 2012

Sep 2012 – Oct 2013

Nov 2013 – Feb 2015

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Overall Schedule

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Planning Process

  • Where are we in Phase 2?

Public Engagement / Planning

Implementation

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Existing Conditions & Key Issues

Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC

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Summary of Key Issues

  • Intractable Problems:
  • 1. High Poverty Rates and Concentrations of Poverty
  • 2. Manufacturing Decline, Ongoing Economic Transformation
  • 3. Mismatch between Available Jobs and Skills of Workforce
  • 4. Lack of Regional Coordination
  • 5. Inequality between Public Schools (e.g., reputation / test scores)
  • 6. Suburbanization / Population Loss in Cities and Boroughs
  • 7. Aging Housing Stock/Neighborhood Blight
  • 8. Disparities in Access to Opportunity for Minority Communities
  • 9. Distance between Population Centers and Jobs
  • 10. Other Ideas
  • 54%
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  • 39%
  • 29%
  • 24%
  • 18%
  • 14%
  • 7%
  • 4%
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Trend Scenario

+ 88,077 acres

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Trend Scenario

  • If things remain the same, how will Erie County develop in 2040?
  • 1,063 residents and 13.5 sq miles of new developed area (1980 – 2000)
  • Little population and employment growth projected
  • Continued population loss in urban areas
  • Additional pockets of blight and disinvestment

Typical Low Density Development

Housing Blight – Disinvestment (RDA)

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Trend Scenario

  • If things remain the same, how will Erie County develop in 2040?
  • Increase in developed land of 88,077 acres
  • For every $1 in tax revenue from a new residence, $1.15 will generally be spent on services. (Penn State Cost of Community Services study)
  • More commuting time / costs and greater air pollution
  • Loss of open space benefits- $150 million a year in air pollution removal, flood control, water quality protection, etc. (LERC Study)
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“Game-Stoppers” & Discussion

Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC

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Potential Game-stoppers

  • Definition – A condition that is fundamentally holding the region back from addressing key problems and achieving the future vision.
    • Lack of a Core Economic Strategy
    • Political / Jurisdictional Fragmentation / Lack of Leadership
    • Unsustainable Land Use Pattern
    • Others ?
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Next Steps

Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC

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May 7th & 8th Workshops

Tuesday May 7, 2013

Girard

9:00am‐11:00am

St. John’s Parish Center (not the church

but the parish center)

1001 Main Street E.

Girard, PA 16417

Wednesday May 8, 2013

Lawrence Park

9:00am ‐11:00am

Fairfield Social Hall

4896 East Lake Road

Erie, PA 16511

Waterford

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Fort LeBoeufHigh School

931 N. High Street

Waterford, PA 16441

Erie City

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Avalon Hotel‐Niagara Room

16 West 10th Street

Erie, PA 16501

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MetroQuest Demo

METROQUEST LINK

  • MetroQuest digital engagement software is powerful, flexible and cost-effective tool that makes it easy to generate meaningful input on community preferences, plans and much more.
  • Whether you need public engagement online, at a workshop, or on the fly with kiosks or iPads, MetroQuest is ready to go in three easy steps: simply brand it, customize it and launch!
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