Demolition Delay Ordinance proposed to help preserve historic buildings in Erie

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The proposal to help delay the demolition of potentially historic buildings in Erie continues to be discussed.  Today, the City of Erie Planning Commission reviewed the Demolition Delay Ordinance in order to make recommendations to Erie City Council on appropriate amendments.  

Supporters say the ordinance’s goal is to help the historic preservation efforts that are part of several long-term plans in the city.  

Melinda Meyer of Preservation Erie says, “we feel that too many buildings important to Erie’s history have been lost, so the goal of this ordinance is when one of these properties comes up to pause and see if we can make alternative plans”.

The Planning Commission decided to continue discussions on the ordinance before making any final decisions, adding more delays to the plan that has been in the works for more than six months.  

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