Jackie Roberts joins us live from the groundbreaking of the Harbor Place.  This is the third major construction project underway in the downtown area. Today, crews are officially starting work on what will soon take the shape of a new Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel along the Bayfront.

Scott Enterprises is breaking ground on phase one of the project that will include the construction of an eight-story hotel with a rooftop bar and event space.  From there, crews will work on the development of a 90,000 square foot mixed-use office and retail space.

Harbor Place will be more than just hotels, with plans including a waterfront restaurant, ice skating rink, outdoor fountains and more.  Local leaders say having an asset like this in Erie will have a huge positive impact on the community.

We’ll have more information on the project in our later shows tonight. 

Earlier this morning, David Belmondo joined us live from the site, as well!  You can check out that footage below: