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TheCitywide Historic Preservation Plan will provide a roadmap for Erie’s newly-created Historic Preservation Program. This Plan will help the City identify historic resources and understand the roles these resources play as part of Erie’s character, economic development, and quality of life – for Erie’s residents and visitors, and for Erie’s future generations. A key objective is to conduct a thorough community engagement process that garners participation and input from Erie residents.  

 By preparing the Citywide Plan, the City of Erie, and the Historic Review Commission (HRC), are looking to provide a means to incorporate preservation in future comprehensive planning processes that includes input from Erie stakeholders. In addition, the Citywide Plan will guide the City of Erie and the HRC in its programming and policy decision-making. 

 The Citywide Plan will be relevant to the HRC, City of Erie departments, local preservation advocacy organizations and cultural institutions, community development organizations, contractors, developers, property owners, and the citizens of Erie. The Citywide Plan will provide goals and objectives that address a variety of preservation issues and are achievable to implement. 

The planning process will include many opportunities for public participation, including focus groups, workshops, and open houses. We want your input! Currently, you can get involved by completing the Online Workshop here.

Previous engagement included the following Community Workshops: 


Check back for more information on Phase 2 open houses and for links to the Citywide Preservation survey.Please share your comments with the planning team using the comment form below.


Phase 1 of the Historic Preservation Plan includes: 


Phase 2 of the Historic Preservation Plan includes: 

Documents and plans will be posted here for public access. Please check back for more information!


Meet the Team

The Lakota Group

The Lakota Group is the project manager for this assignment, including community engagement, historic preservation program review, historic preservation planning, and report production.

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