Public hearing set for west bayfront development

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ERIE, Pa. — Plans for a major bayfront development take the next step.
The public will get its say on the rezoning needed to make it happen.

On Wednesday, those who are for, or against, the project get a chance to say why. And the developers get the chance to interact directly with City Council in a public hearing Wednesday.

Erie City Council is holding a public hearing regarding the proposed Bayview Heights apartment building.

Testa Co. wants to build a multi-story apartment building in the west bayfront neighborhood. But first, they need City Council’s approval to change the zoning from residential to waterfront residential for some of the parcels between West Second and Third streets between Cherry and Poplar streets.

Residents in the neighborhood asked for Testa to design the building to better fit in with the feel of the neighborhood.

Brennan says the developers did their homework, collaborated with the MLK Center and the neighborhood residents,  and thinks the project will be good for that area.

The public hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. At City Hall.

After that, city council will need to vote on the zoning changes twice before it will become official.

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