Port of Erie

Facts about EWPPA

  • The Port Authority owns 471 acres of Bayfront property that stretch along Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie
  • Of the 264 acres of dry land, approximate 176 acres is developable
  • Total square footage of existing buildings is over 535,000 with most leased to commercial tenants
  • Uses within the Port's footprint include boat sales and repair. Manufacturing and light industrial, office/service, retail and restaurants, and open space/recreation including 42 campsites and Liberty Park outdoor amphitheater
  • One of the country's largest shipbuilding and repair facilities, Donjon Shipbuilding, is located on Port property
  • There are 7 marinas and two canal basins for commercial and transient vessels. Combined they have the capacity for nearly 1,200 vessels

EWPPA Strategy

  • The Port completed a Master Development and Facilities Plan in the fall of 2017 that identified 8 areas to capitalize on for future investment
  • The first will act to expand the area as a tourist destination by enhancing Dobbins Landing
  • Another aims to relocate boat storage to more suitable areas and enhance boater services
  • Liberty Park, a waterfront and outdoor amphitheater venue, is planned for improvement to allow for big-name entertainment opportunities
  • Future development potential includes the redevelopment of McAllister's land to accommodate expanded and unique retail uses including artist gallery and fish market

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