Studies and Reports

Studies and Reports

The documents below are a compilation of reports and studies used to inform and guide the formulation of the Destination Erie plan.

Destination Erie Documents

Destination Erie: A Regional Vision (2015)

Erie County Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (2015)

Regional Economic and Workforce Strategy (2015)

Destination Erie Vision Report (October 2013)

Existing Conditions Executive Summary (April 2013)

Existing Conditions & Trends Report (April 2013)

 Existing Conditions and Trends Appendix (April 2013)

Housing & Transportation Affordability in Erie County

Cargo-Oriented Development Opportunities and Constraints (2012)

Development Opportunities Areas Analysis (2013)

Erie County Energy White Paper (2013)

Existing Economic and Workforce Development Conditions (2013)

Growth and Investment Opportunities Maps (2013)

Transportation & Infrastructure White Paper (2012) 



Brokenstraw Creek Watershed Conversation Plan, Community Conservations Partnership (2011)

Erie Bluffs Master Plan & Erie Bluffs Master Plan Maps and Erie Bluffs Master Plan Maps, Bureau of State Parks (2008)

Erie County Greenways Plan, DCNR ( 2010)

Erie County Natural Heritage Inventory, Western Penna. Conservancy (1993)

Habitat Assessment Report Lake Erie Watershed Streams, Ridge Environmental Center (2011)

LERC Conneaut Creek Plan, Lake Erie Regional Conservancy (2010)

Saving Land Saves Money, Lake Erie Regional Conservancy (2008)

Walnut Creek Protection & Restoration Plan, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (2008)

Watershed Conservation Plan, Lake Erie Regional Conservancy (2008)


Community Facilities

A Study on the Need for a Northwestern PA Community College, Ferki Ferati (2007)

CultureSpark Master Plan: The Ten-Year Plan for Arts, Culture and Heritage in Erie County , Arts Erie and The Nonprofit Partnership (2010)

Erie School District Optimization Plan, Erie’s Public Schools (2015)

Economic Development

Building Erie, Buying Erie: An Import Substitute Strategy, EDCEC (2011)

Erie International Airport Runway Extension Economic Analysis, Eclat Consulting (2007)

Erie Metropatterns: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability in the Erie Region, Metropolitan Area Research Corp. (2001)

Northwest Pennsylvania Entrepreneurial Market Assessment and Recommendations, NWPA Technology Council (2014)

Toward an Economic Development Strategy for Erie (Bosworth Report, 2001)

Western Pennsylvania Workforce Development System: Challenges & Opportunities, McKinsey & Co. et al

Which Foreign Trade Partners Will Best Help to Stabilize the Erie Economy, PSU Behrend (2008)


Housing and Neighborhoods

Downtown Erie Master Plan, Kise Straw and Kolodner (2005)

Erie County Blight Assessment, Center for Community Progress (2012)

Erie County Community Action Plan, Mercyhurst University Civic Institute (2012)

Erie Downtown Streetscape Master Plan (2010)

GAF Concept Plan, Erie County Convention Center Authority

PA Tax Credit Rental Housing Survey, Bowen National Research (2012)



Long Range Transportation Plan, Erie County (2012)

Route 6N Corridor Executive Summary, Erie County Department of Planning

US 19 Full Study, Erie County Department of Planning (2006)