Erie residents may be able to see what Town Center could look like during a week-long interactive design workshop next week.

DPZ CoDesign, a Miami-based company, was awarded a $380,000 contract by Erie officials in August to help develop a master plan and unified development code review for Town Center, which is located at the intersection of Erie Parkway and County Line Road.

The firm will be in town for a seven-day community visioning exercise to lay the foundation for the area. The interactive workshop also is called a design charrette.

The 390-acre area recently was studied by the Urban Land Institute, which shows the location is prime for becoming a “unique and thriving place with the right mix of retail, office, residential, civic, park and open space uses,” according to the town administrator’s weekly email blast to Erie residents.

The area, also called Four Corners, has been a discussion-point in the town for a number of years.

In 2015, the board of trustees approved plans for Four Corners. According to the proposal from DPZ, the work plan could take 24 weeks.

It will begin with six weeks of project initiation, which includes a site tour, data gathering, and review. During the interactive workshop, there will be illustrative documents including conceptual options for a Four Corners plan, a set of detailed plans, renderings, a parking plan, diagrams and more.

The workshops will be held from Nov. 6 through Nov. 12. The opening presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St.

For the entire schedule, visit bit.ly/2MXoUAb.



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