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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

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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

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  • The Region’s Report Card


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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

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  • 14%

  • 7%

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  • Current Development Pattern


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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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  • Revised Vision Themes


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“Game-Stoppers” & Discussion

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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

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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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