Let’s make downtown Eriefun again!
Erie’s Station Square Ltd. is a PA non-profit corporation that has recently established “Station Square District” to rejuvenate the area around Erie’s historic Union Station and Griswold Park.
This project has been submitted to the DCED Neighborhood Assistance Program and is currently under review. The NAP program could provide a 55% tax credit for all business that donate to this project (in addition to the above-the-line tax deduction)!
More information available: HERE
Six Pickleball Courts
Pickleball is a fun, new game that is growing in popularity. What better way to get people to downtown Erie than to offer them the chance to play a game in the heart of the city?
Synthetic Ice Rink
Downtown Erie is a great place to be year round. The city is full of life, and the people are always out and about. But there is one thing that is missing. There is no ice rink downtown. Let’s change that.
We want to give people a chance to see the city in a new way. Introducing Musical Swings. Musical Swings is an urban interactive installation that stimulates human connections in public spaces. Imagined as a collective experience, the work invites people of all ages and backgrounds to make music together. It’s an intuitive game, where cooperation between participants unlocks secret melodies, encouraging collaboration and an active awareness of others.
To learn more click here
Excited to see some concept drawings?
In the news
Local business owners developing plan to revitalize Griswold Park into Erie’s Station Square
The area surrounding a downtown Erie park could see some major changes this year as local business owners come up with a plan to revitalize Griswold Park. For the past couple of months, business owners surrounding the park have been on a plan for what they call Erie’s Station Square. Griswold Park could soon have a whole new look and a new name. Logistics Plus employees and area business owners say they have plans to redevelop the park by building six pickleball courts and other amenities for the community to enjoy.
Pickleball, anyone? Erie businesses plan to transform Griswold Park, adding courts, ice rink, more
There is activity on all sides of Erie's Griswold Park. Union Station, headquarters of Logistics Plus and home of The Brewerie at Union Station, is fully occupied on the south side. The former post office is now office space and just down the block on 13th Street, Erie businessman Pete Zaphiris has plans to transform the former Metropolitan Dance Club. But "there's not much going on in Griswold Park," said Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus. Historic building:Erie's Union Station marks 90th year That's about to change.
Plans Unveiled to Revitalize, Bring Recreation to Erie's Griswold Park called "Erie Station Square"
Erie’s Station Square unveiled plans Friday to give Erie's historic Union Station and Griswold Park a new look and bring outdoor recreation to the area. The plans call for streetscape improvements, six pickleball courts, a synthetic ice rink across the street, musical swings in Griswold Park and a LED splash pad. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is reviewing the plans. Under its Neighborhood Assistance Program, businesses that invest in the project could receive a tax credit of up to 55 percent. Logistics Plus is making the initial $100,000 investment in the improvements to the Station Square District.
Business owners excited for Erie's Square Station
Right now, Griswold Park only has a few park benches, flower beds, and a fountain with no water. The future of Griswold Park is much brighter. It will have a synthetic ice rink, musical swings, an LED splash pad, and several pickle ball courts. Multiple local businesses are teaming up to create Erie's Station Square. "We're just bringing additional life to [Griswold Park]. Being able to get additional property around here, we can actually jump, leap frog it in a little more than what it is today,” Erie businessman and VP of Erie’s Station Square, Ltd., a non-profit formed by businesses funding the project.
Logistics Plus Inc
Pledged the initial $100,000
Logistics Plus Inc. has pledged the initial $100,000 to Erie’s Station Square and is asking for community businesses to help us achieve this vision.