Erie Refocused

2016 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan
Erie Refocused: Comprehensive Plan & Community Decision-Making Guide

City of Erie, czbLLC

The City of Erie Comprehensive Plan was adopted in March 2016.  The plan’s original data and pointed presentation bring clarity to the city’s recent weak market conditions and spreading disinvestment, and invoke the need to right-size and prioritize.  A “trade-off exercise” helped make difficult choices about deployment of limited resources. The plan provides strategies tailored to specific sub-markets.  It provides principles for decision-making, including “civic dos and don’ts,” to guide city council, departments, and local organizations in investing in and improving the city.