Prepare & Plan

After the preparation was complete, 35 concrete, transformational projects were identified. In combination, these investments and strategies have the potential to transform Erie County.

Cross-Cutting Investment Strategies (County and region wide)

Place-Based Investment Strategies (Greater Core)


Build on the recent downtown development momentum by investing in new residential and recreational uses, as well as streetscaping improvements.


Help Erie’s waterfront reach its full potential by investing in new, inclusive recreational uses and residential developments.

12th Street Corridor

Reclaim old industrial properties to create high-quality space for growing industries and new clusters.


Invest in housing stock, homeownership, and BIPOC-owned construction to advance equity.

The Playbook invests heavily in Erie’s Greater Core, but has substantial effects across the city and county.