Who is DPZ?
In August of 2019, the Board approved a contract with DPZ CoDesign, one of the world's leading planning and design firms to develop a master plan for Erie’s Town Center (the intersection of Erie Parkway and County Line Road). A charrette will be conducted and led led by DPZ’s founding partner, Andres Duany.
DPZ CoDesign applies their expertise through a time and cost efficient “Collaborative Community Design” process that engages all interested parties to produce designs that reflect the community’s vision, and the associated regulatory documents to facilitate that vision.
This work will address several of the Board’s 2019 Work Plan priorities, including the Unified Development Code update, economic development, place making and community engagement.
Town staff have been working with property owners, representatives from adjacent neighborhoods, developers, the Urban Land Institute Technical Advisory Panel and others to determine how best to create a thriving area with a unique sense of place, including the right mix of retail, office, residential, civic, park and open space uses that will thrive in Erie’s market