Pat Howard: Scotts' sweeping vision c...

Pat Howard: Scotts' sweeping vision could transform Erie bayfront

There are 4 comments on the Erie Times News story from Dec 7, 2013, titled Pat Howard: Scotts' sweeping vision could transform Erie bayfront. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

The Scott family made its name and lots of money skillfully leveraging the sprawl and franchising that have transformed communities across America.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Erie Times News.

trevor

Montpelier, OH

#1 Dec 8, 2013
the greeks have a special talent to identify and squeeze the last penny out of the lowlife market. They are below the secular jew on the food chain.
identify and squeeze

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Dec 8, 2013
have a dunkin' donut
Pat Blowhoward

Erie, PA

#3 Dec 8, 2013
There are no details in the Scott plan, there has been no attempt to work with the Port Authority, and the city has no cohesive short or long range plan for the city and the waterfront. The Scott's have no experience with urban development but the Times/Chamber/Garvey network is already heralding this as a Hail Mary touchdown completion for a Super Bowl victory. Nick was the beneficiary of tens of millions of dollars in publicly funded infrastructure on Peach Street. He didn't pay a penny for any roads up there but reaped a huge benefit because of Summit Township's approve anything/PennDOT will save us mentality.

For decades, Nick has let the bayfront stagnate because of his refusal to do anything productive with all the land that he controls. Nick also wasted taxpayer money suing the convention center authority. But he is being treated like a savior now?

The Convention Center is in the most idiotic location. It is on the most expensive land in the city with no room to grow and it is difficult to get to with only a commuter highway servicing it. You can't really even walk to and from the place and a $800,000 bridge had to be constructed just to link the hotel to it. So how does someone get to the convention center from the Hilton that Nick claims he will build? Will people walk through the Sheraton to the overpass? Will they realistically walk through the mini-golf course parking lot, along an access road and then through another parking lot. Or will there be a shuttle?

There have been no public meetings or discussions about the whole taxpayer-funded scheme. Why not?
Taxpayers have been hosed on the convention center, the GAF property, and other similar projects. We deserve to have a full discussion before they city writes a funding application to help the king of the franchises.

Nick is just playing chess with the convention center authority. Guess who the pawns are?

bill

Erie, PA

#4 Dec 8, 2013
Pat Blowhoward wrote:
There are no details in the Scott plan, there has been no attempt to work with the Port Authority, and the city has no cohesive short or long range plan for the city and the waterfront. The Scott's have no experience with urban development but the Times/Chamber/Garvey network is already heralding this as a Hail Mary touchdown completion for a Super Bowl victory. Nick was the beneficiary of tens of millions of dollars in publicly funded infrastructure on Peach Street. He didn't pay a penny for any roads up there but reaped a huge benefit because of Summit Township's approve anything/PennDOT will save us mentality.
For decades, Nick has let the bayfront stagnate because of his refusal to do anything productive with all the land that he controls. Nick also wasted taxpayer money suing the convention center authority. But he is being treated like a savior now?
The Convention Center is in the most idiotic location. It is on the most expensive land in the city with no room to grow and it is difficult to get to with only a commuter highway servicing it. You can't really even walk to and from the place and a $800,000 bridge had to be constructed just to link the hotel to it. So how does someone get to the convention center from the Hilton that Nick claims he will build? Will people walk through the Sheraton to the overpass? Will they realistically walk through the mini-golf course parking lot, along an access road and then through another parking lot. Or will there be a shuttle?
There have been no public meetings or discussions about the whole taxpayer-funded scheme. Why not?
Taxpayers have been hosed on the convention center, the GAF property, and other similar projects. We deserve to have a full discussion before they city writes a funding application to help the king of the franchises.
Nick is just playing chess with the convention center authority. Guess who the pawns are?
Excellent post.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Erie County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Erie County's population sinks for a fourth str... (Mar '16) 4 hr ZUGZWANG 13
News Fairview woman held for trial in $100K theft (Jan '15) Dec '17 sheknows 18
News Erie man gets probation for his role in armed r... (Aug '12) Nov '17 Jersey Strong 6
News Erie councilman's EMTA proposal seeks $2 millio... (Jun '16) Oct '17 taxNOmore 3
Minority Business Opportunity Sep '17 Anti-Scam 1
Jessica Curry star 104 Sep '17 ERIE GUY 1
News GE workers in Erie more productive, not less, u... (Jun '13) Aug '17 exactly 91
More from around the web