Facts about Bayfront Eastside Task Force District

  • Erie's East Bayfront is a 25-block neighborhood located directly east of Erie's downtown improvement district between Holland and Wayne Streets from East Sixth to East Front Street
  • Approximately 2,340 people live in the neighborhood
  • The median household income is $ 19,514
  • 43% of residents living in the East Bayfront target area (Census Tract 4) live below the poverty level
  • There are approximately 1,194 housing units in the East Bayfront neighborhood.  88% of housing units are occupied, while 12% remain vacant
  • 39% of units are single-family units and 61 % are multi-family units
  • The majority of housing is renter occupied at 75% compared to 25% owner-occupied units

Strategy for Bayfront Eastside Task Force District

Provide quality neighborhood housing and homeownership:

  • Through new owner-occupied home construction, home renovations, and blight removal

Create larger developments:

  • By obtaining grants and financing, building financial partnerships, and working with investors

Increase safety and youth activities:

  • By working with the East Bayfront Neighborhood Watch, law enforcement, and providers of youth services

Improve communication and cooperation with local government:

  • By serving as the single point of contact on neighborhood issues with local government, agencies, and departments

Revive neighborhood image:

  • Through signage, gateway gardens, streetscaping, care for parks, and other beautification efforts and events which create a positive image throughout the community

Consider the many and often competing needs of many different constituents:

  • Residents, businesses, politicians, landlords, developers, and many others

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