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Several components of Erie Refocused, our award-winning comprehensive plan for the City of Erie, PA, have moved forward since the multiyear plan was unveiled in April 2016. Officials are beginning to implement other components. See how the plan is moving forward.
Kathy Wyrosdick will be Erie’s point person for implementing Erie Refocused, the award-winning comprehensive plan that czb produced for the City of Erie, PA. Here, she describes how she plans to move forward.
How can a city confront a shortage of affordable housing units? By crafting a “durable” strategy that can be implemented and will stand the test of time—not by focusing on “one and done” projects.
County comprehensive plans are notorious for being behemoth documents packed full of statistics and a list of recommendations far too long for a community to sink its teeth into and implement in a serious way. czb does things differently.
How can communities effectively address shortages of mid-to-low income housing? Rebalance. czb can help.
”What czb found in that year of work through collaborative work with us… was that there had been a snowball loss of confidence in our neighborhoods… we were pulling out of our own neighborhoods, of our own city, both economically and socially. [Through this process] we were shown that we have the capacity to revitalize our neighborhoods and community.”
czb is continuing work with the City of Greenville and a 22-member Steering Committee on a plan for a comprehensive housing assessment and strategy for the city.
This fall, czb will head to Allentown, PA to accept the Daniel Burnham Award from the Pennsylvania APA. The award is given to a plan that demonstrates exceptional amounts of originality, has a high probability of implementation, and contributes to the advancement of the field of planning.