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Town Administrator          October 21, 2019

Town of Erie Sought by Design Firm
DPZ CoDesign, an internationally renowned design firm, will be facilitating a 7-day community visioning exercise to lay the foundation for a shared vision of Town Center. 

The 390 acres, around Town Center (the intersection of Erie Parkway and County Line Road) was recently studied by the Urban Land Institute. Their findings show this location is prime for becoming a unique and thriving place with the right mix of retail, office, residential, civic, park and open space uses. The community is invited to mutually author the making of Town Center.

Let's create, share and inspire together November 6-12!

A Smart Growth Approach
Most traditional—and well-loved—cities, towns and villages evolved over time as compact, walkable, mixed-use places reflecting the geography and economic circumstances of their time and location. However, widespread ownership of cars over the past 60 years has influenced most places to grow in a completely different form, spread loosely along highways and haphazardly across once-open country. Municipal zoning practices and design standards have reinforced this development pattern, separating homes from offices, shops, churches and schools in a way that favors cars over people.

To foster the full potential of Erie’s Town Center to become a place everyone enjoys, with great shopping and thriving businesses, we will consider different principles in the design and community engagement process to create buildings, streets and neighborhoods that residents enjoy and where businesses thrive. Neighborhoods reflecting these principles have survived and prospered over the centuries. This “Smart Growth” approach returns to these time-tested principles and adapts them for a sustainable 21st century.

The DPZ CoDesign team members are experts in Smart Growth, in fact they coauthored the book The Smart Growth Manual. However, they are also experts in listening carefully to the communities in which they work and they follow a rigorous process—the charrette—to make sure the plans they help the community develop reflect both Smart Growth AND how the community wants their neighborhoods to look and feel. During the charrette they will illustrate and explain development options and with your input, we can successfully create a sense of place and community that provides a high quality of life.

Let's get started!
Sustainability Open House

Sustainability Open House Tonight

The Town is developing a Sustainability Master Plan that will ensure the community continues to protect natural resources and support a thriving local economy and culture as we continue to grow. We want your input on the priorities and strategies in the plan, and what being a sustainable community means to you!

Monday, October 21
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Erie Community Center

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Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department is Connecting You to Fun this week through trails, trails, and more trails! Our new Linear Trail connects Old Town to Erie Community Park and the Coal Creek Regional Trail. Our Singletrack Trails on Sunset Open Space provide hours of mountain biking fun suitable for all levels.  Check out our Trail Map of over 58 miles of trail and counting to plan your next adventure!
Halloween Safety Stop

Halloween Safety Stop

The Erie Police Department would like to invite kids to the Police Station for our 5th Annual Halloween Safe Stop! The event will take place on Wednesday, October 31st, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Kids are invited to dress-up, bring their parents to stop by and say hi, tour the police department and receive a treat from the Erie Police Department.
Beth Haynes Award


Erie Police Detective Britt Wilson was selected as a runner-up for the Beth Haynes Award. In 1994, Beth Haynes, a Boulder Police Officer, was tragically killed in the line of duty responding to a domestic violence call. The award is bestowed upon a law enforcement officer who excelled in the investigation of a domestic violence case. The award is given each year in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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