Destination Erie: A Regional Vision
In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Regional Administrator Jane C. W. Vincent announced the County of Erie as one of the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, totaling over $97 million.
Twenty seven communities and organizations received Community Challenge grants and the County is one of 29 regional areas that received a Regional Planning grant. The $1.8 million dollar grant is being used to develop the Destination Erie: Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. The goal of the Sustainable Communities grants is to help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation.
The Destination Erie Consortium has been created and is a partnership of local governments, regional planning agencies, and nonprofit/private sector organizations all committed to planning for a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Erie Region through the development and IMPLEMENTATION of a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD).