Two Bayfront developments are one step closer to reality after the city’s planning commission signs off on the projects. One of the projects the Planning Commission is recommending to City Council is the first phase of the Harbor Place Development, planned by Scott Enterprises.
This first phase includes the construction of an eight-story Hampton Inn and temporary off-street parking lot for the hotel. Phase one is part of a $150 million overall plan for the 12-acre property adjacent to the Maritime Museum.
Vice President of Scott Enterprises, Nick Scott, Jr. tells us, “For those visitors from out of town, or if you are from Erie, you can go down there and enjoy the entertainment and restaurants and retail. So, this is a great thing for Erie and we are one step closer to making it a reality”.
The second project is a six-story patient care tower proposal from UPMC Hamot. The building will replace the current professional building on East 2nd Street next to the Magee Women’s Hospital. Two floors of the tower will hold intensive care beds.
The projects were both recommended to council for approval, but a public hearing will be held first for both these developments at a date yet to be determined.