The effort to renovate Perry Square and other parts of Downtown are getting recognized for the progress being made thus far.
Construction continues in Downtown Erie on the 12 opportunity zone projects. All of them are in different stages of completion. Seven of these opportunity zones are expected to be finished by the middle of next year.
These projects include the Flagship City Food Hall. The projects will bring more than 400 jobs to Downtown Erie.
“We are moving very very fast. We wanted to shock the market back to life downtown so there is a lot of activity happening right now. There is going to be a lot of activity happening over the next couple of years,” said John Persinger, CEO of the Erie Downtown Development Corporation.
Persinger said that three more opportunity zone projects will be done in 2022. Two of the projects will be done in 2023.