Erie Bayfront Master Plan

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Master Plan for the Erie, PA Bayfront, prepared for the Erie Western-Pennsylvania Port Authority by Domokur Architects. Note this is a public document paid for by tax funds, and available at http://www.porterie.org/assets/021909_Erie%20Waterfront_Public%20Mtg%202.pdf.
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Erie Bayfront Master Plan

  1. 1. PUBLIC MEETING February 19, 2009 Erie Waterfront Master Plan Erie Western-Pennsylvania Port Authority Erie, Pennsylvania
  2. 2. AGENDA Master Plan Process Historic Changes to the Bayfront Existing Land Conditions Existing Land Use Analysis Proposed Land Use Master Plan Master Plan Recommendations Question / Comments Review Master Plan in Lobby
  3. 3. MASTER PLAN PLANNING PROCESS AND GOAL GOAL Create a clear vision for development on the Erie Waterfront over the next 10 years that supports the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority’s Mission: “To promote industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities for the citizens of Pennsylvania on Presque Isle Bay and adjacent waters.” PROCESS Update Survey / Existing Conditions of Erie Bayfront Evaluate & Document Projects in Planning Stages Analyze Existing Conditions and Land Uses on Bayfront Develop Conceptual Ideas for Future Land Use Interview Key Persons Throughout Process/Study Committee Reviews Present Ideas to the Community for Additional Input Develop Preliminary and Final Master Plan Draft Present Final Draft Plan to Community Summarize Master Plan - Executive Report with Cost Opinions & Phasing
  4. 4. CHANGES TO THE BAYFRONT LAWRENCE PIER & NIAGARA PIER
  5. 5. CHANGES TO THE BAYFRONT SASSAFRAS PIER & CANAL BASIN
  6. 6. EXISTING CONDITIONS
  7. 7. EXISTING LAND USE & CIRCULATION ANALYSIS OPPORTUNITIES Abundant Public Waterfront Access Generous amount of Public Spaces Well-designed Trails Industrial / Working Port in Remote Location w/ Space for Expansion Variety of Public and Private Boat Launch Locations
  8. 8. EXISTING LAND USE & CIRCULATION ANALYSIS CONSTRAINTS Disconnected Spaces Underutilized Areas Limited East-West Connections on Bayfront Lack of Connections from Bayfront to Downtown and Neighborhoods Bayfront Parkway lacks ‘Parkway’ Feel Minimal Housing / Commercial / Retail Options
  9. 9. PROPOSED LAND USE & CIRCULATION SOLUTIONS Increase and Enhance Public Spaces Develop Contiguous Public Space Connections Expand Industrial/Working Port Facilities as Opportunities Arise Maintain Marina Facilities along the Bayfront Create Mixed-use Development Areas including a Distinctive Central Bayfront District Connect the Bayfront to Downtown Erie and Nearby Neighborhoods Establish a True Parkway along the Bayfront
  10. 10. PROPOSED LAND USE & CIRCULATION SOLUTIONS CENTRAL BAYFRONT DISTRICT
  11. 11. MASTER PLAN Public Access Economic Development Recreational Spaces Historical and Cultural Resources Social Spaces Environmental Sustainability Local Character Accessibility CIRCULATION & LANDUSE
  12. 12. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS & BRIDGES PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES Recommendations Cascade Street Sassafras Street French Street SASSAFRAS FRENCH CASCADE STREET STREET STREET ERIE WATER ANTHONY LIBERTY WORKS STATE HOLLAND WAYNE STREET STREET STREET BLOCKHOUSE CRANBERRY STREET ON-GRADE CROSSWALKS Cranberry Street Liberty Street Erie Water Works State Street Holland Street AW Blockhouse
  13. 13. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS Immediate Solutions Due to Costs Traffic Lights or Flashing Crossing Lights Pedestrian Crossing Signage Pavement Texture and Color Raised Crosswalks Pedestrian Amenities -Trash Containers-Benches-Landscaping Widened Pedestrian Landings at Crosswalks Sidewalks and Trails Extended to Crosswalks
  14. 14. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS Immediate Solutions Due to Costs Traffic Lights or Flashing Crossing Lights Pedestrian Crossing Signage Pavement Texture and Color Raised Crosswalks Pedestrian Amenities -Trash Containers-Benches-Landscaping IN-PAVEMENT LIGHTS – PEDESTRIAN ACTIVATED Widened Pedestrian Landings at Crosswalks Sidewalks and Trails Extended to Crosswalks PAVEMENT COLORS / PATTERNS OVER-HEAD SIGNS / LIGHTS WIDENED XWALK LANDING/FURNISHINGS
  15. 15. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS LIBERTY PIER PROPOSED TRAIL CONNECTIONS PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK LANDINGS ON-GRADE BAYFRONT CROSSWALKS PARKWAY EXISTING TRAIL LIBERTY PIER DRIVE
  16. 16. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS Cranberry Street at Bayfront Crosswalk with Pedestrian Island Parkway PEDESTRIAN ISLAND
  17. 17. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS Develop as Major Pedestrian Connection to Bayfront Expanded Pedestrian Landings at Corner Decorative Pavement Improvements in Intersection Decorative Lighting Pedestrian Scale & Amenities State Street at Bayfront Landscape Plantings Parkway
  18. 18. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES More Direct and Safer Connections Across Parkway Opportunity to Negotiate Elevation of Bluff and Bayfront Avoid Blocking Views of Bayfront Designs should be Complimentary to Bayfront Character All must be Accessible UNDERSTATED ICONIC STATEMENT
  19. 19. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION TRAIL AND SIDEWALK CONNECTIONS Connect Downtown, Neighborhoods, and Bayfront Connect Existing Trail Systems Connect Trails and Sidewalks to Proposed Crosswalks Connect Trails to Attractions & Public Spaces along Bayfront 6TH
  20. 20. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION TRAIL AND SIDEWALK CONNECTION Recommendations CONVENTION CENTER WATER WORKS CASCADE WETLAND BAY HARBOR TO TRAIL CHESTNUT PROMANADE TRAIL CRANBERRY TO PEDESTRIAN TO WATER WORKS BRIDGE AND PROMENADE TRAIL CASCADE POPLAR STREET STREET 6TH STREET STAIR ` Stairs and Trail 6th Street 6THSTREET TRAIL` Cranberry to Poplar Street Promenade Trail Connection to Cascade Bridge-Liberty Crosswalk Pedestrian Bridge to Promenade Trail Cascade Creek Wetlands Trail Promenade Trail to Water Works Bay Harbor Area to Chestnut Street Boat Launch Water Works to Convention Center
  21. 21. PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION TRAIL AND SIDEWALK CONNECTION Recommendations Bayfront Trail to Holland Street via RR Underpass Trailhead & Access to Anthony Wayne Blockhouse Water Edge Trail & Overlooks at Lampe Marina LAMPE MARINA Bayfront Trail Extension to Land Lighthouse Ore Dock Road to Port Access Road LAMPE WATER EDGE TRAIL & OVERLOOKS DOBBINS LANDING ORE DOCK ROAD CONNECTOR TRAIL HOLLAND STREET LAND LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL CONNECTION LAND LIGHTHOUSE AW BLOCKHOUSE BAYFRONT TRAIL TO HOLLAND TRAIL AND TRAILHEAD VIA STATE ST. RR UNDERPASS
  22. 22. VEHICULAR CIRCULATION ROADWAY ENHANCEMENT, PARKING & TRANSPORATION Recommendations Bayfront Parkway Enhancements State Street Enhancements Bayfront Roadway & Trail Extension near Chestnut St. Boat Launch Liberty Street Extension to Parkway Study Implement Intermodal Transportation Concepts Expanded Use of Parking Garages on Bayfront
  23. 23. SOFTEN WALLS VEHICULAR CIRCULATION BAYFRONT PARKWAY ENHANCEMENTS Landscape Median on Bayfront Parkway Traffic Calming Visual Enhancement Function more as a Parkway 6th Street to Port Access Road REDUCE VISUAL WIDTH
  24. 24. VEHICULAR CIRCULATION BAYFRONT PARKWAY ENHANCEMENTS Landscape Median on Bayfront Parkway BAYFRONT BAYFRONT PARKWAY PARKWAY LANDSCAPE TURN LANE MEDIAN EXISTING TRAIL LIBERTY PIER DRIVE
  25. 25. ENHANCE VEHICULAR CIRCULATION DRIVE LOOP STATE STREET ENHANCEMENTS LANDSCAPE BOULEVARD DEVELOPMENT ANGLED & INCREASED PARKING ENHANCED PEDESTRIAN BOARDWALKS
  26. 26. VEHICULAR CIRCULATION BAYFRONT ROADWAY & TRAIL EXTENSION Extends East-West Roadway Connection Expands Public Access along Water Edge Pedestrian-Scale Lighting Pedestrian Amenities - Trash Receptacles, Benches Landscape Plantings Added Bayfront Housing Option with Houseboat Docks
  27. 27. VEHICULAR CIRCULATION BAYFRONT ROADWAY EXTENSION
  28. 28. VEHICULAR CIRCULATION BAYFRONT PARKING & INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION Reduce Traffic on Bayfront Parkway BAYFRONT PARKWAY GREENGARDEN BLVD. LN. O LINC 12TH STREET WEST 12th STREET PARK ‘N’ RIDE Real-time Messaging Information Kiosks Bayfront Mobility Initiative Develop Transit Parking Anchors W. 12th Street Park n Ride Graduated Parking Fees Maintain & Expand Free Trolley Service Reduce Traffic on Bayfront Parkway
  29. 29. VEHICULAR CIRCULATION BAYFRONT PARKING GARAGES Potential Locations P P Former GAF Site Convention Center P P East of State Street Locate away from Water’s Edge Integrate with Other Structures - Housing – Retail – Commercial Architectural Detailing and Plantings to Soften
  30. 30. LAND USE IMPROVEMENT Recommendations Central Bayfront District Improvements East Avenue Boat Launch Improvements Large Boat Pier Development Land Lighthouse Connection Liberty Park Expansion Environmental Sustainability Working Port Expansion Historical/Cultural Resource Enhancement Lampe Marina Expansion
  31. 31. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS CENTRAL BAYFRONT DISTRICT Integrated Mixed-use Development Residential Retail - Commercial Entertainment and Civic Venues Social Spaces / Pedestrian Connections /Access Continuous Public Waterfront Access State Street as a Central Spine Strong Connections to Downtown Plan District as a Unified Whole Maritime Character Spaces, Structures, Site Furnishing Adaptive Reuse of Older Structures Collaborative Planning & Partnerships City & County Government Port Authority Community Local Business Community Developers Bayfront Property Owners
  32. 32. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS CENTRAL BAYFRONT DISTRICT McAllister Place Development Mixed Uses McALLISTER Residential PLACE Commercial Retail Parking Retail Stores Exterior & Interior Storefront Access Generous Public Space & Pedestrian Waterfront Access Plans by RB Architects w/ Dalhkemper Landscape Architects
  33. 33. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS CENTRAL BAYFRONT DISTRICT Transient Dock Expansion Near Hotel and Convention Center Public Day Use Adaptive Re-Use Opportunities Former GAF Plant Buildings/Structures BALTIMORE HARBOR RE-USE Opportunity for Building Reuse Historic Preservation Opportunities
  34. 34. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS CENTRAL BAYFRONT DISTRICT Character of the Central Bayfront District Good Start Coordinate Development
  35. 35. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS LARGE BOAT EXPANSION PIER Deep Water Area Provide Docks for Large Pleasure Boats Facility that is Lacking on the Bayfront
  36. 36. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS LIBERTY PARK EXPANSION Expand Park Area Resolve Ownership Issues Expand Trails in Park Proposed Concession Stand Winter Boat Storage in Parking Areas Environmentally Sensitive Lighting Replace or Modify existing Separate into Lighting Zones Provide Light Cut-offs Decrease Impervious Pavement Integrate Bio-Retention Paved Areas
  37. 37. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS WORKING PORT EXPANSION Expand Deepwater Shipping Pier Develop Container Storage Area Additional Room for Expansion
  38. 38. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS LAMPE MARINA EXPANSION LAMPE MARINA EXPANSION Expand Park and Campgrounds Fill CDF for Additional Land Develop Amphitheater Expand Public Waterfront Access New Viewing Tower and Decks EAST AVENUE BOAT LAUNCH New Concession / Restroom Facility EAST AVE BOAT LAUNCH CONCESSION FACILITY
  39. 39. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS LAND LIGHTHOUSE Extend Bayfront Trail to Land Lighthouse Land Lighthouse becomes LAND LIGHTHOUSE Bayfront Terminus Port Authority attain Ownership & Responsible TRAIL EXTENSION for Maintenance Implement Land Lighthouse Master Plan
  40. 40. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Implement Sustainable Practices in all New Development Bio-swales in Pavement Areas Permeable Pavement Materials Sun Shading on Buildings Green Roofs on Buildings Adaptive Re-Use of Existing Structures Material Re-Use http://renewable.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/09/26/catpave3_ecological_pavers.jpg http://www.mrsc.org/images/apa/pss/news/200701graham.jpg
  41. 41. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS HISTORICAL & CULTURAL RESOURCES Preserve Connect Interpret Celebrate
  42. 42. LAND USE IMPROVEMENTS HISTORIC & CULTURAL RESOURCES Develop Access to Historic & Cultural Sites Preserve Visual & Conceptual Connections to Local History and Culture Preserve & Create Social Spaces in Conjunction with Sites for Gathering Interconnect Sites with Wayfinding Techniques – Signage – Markings Establish Consistency in all Signage for Recognition Install Interpretive Signage & Art to Inform the Public Provide Adequate Maintenance
  43. 43. Please Meet in the Lobby for Questions and Comments Thank you!

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