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ECRDA Acquires 160 Acres of the Former Green Shingle Truck Stop

The Enterprise Development Center of Erie County (EDCEC), an affiliate of the Erie County Redevelopment Authority (ECRDA), closed on purchasing the former Green Shingle Truck Stop for $3.2 million. The acquisition consists of 160 acres of land at the intersection of I-90 and Sterrettania Roads.

The funds to purchase the property came from Erie County, utilizing the American Rescue Plan grant funds. Tina Mengine, President and CEO of the Authority, commented, “I’m very grateful to County Executive Davis and Erie County Council for their support and investment in this project.”

“This site was earmarked in the ECRDA’s strategic plan in 2020, and today, we are thrilled that vision is becoming a reality. This acquisition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to our mission – to develop priority sites that facilitate job creation and retention, and increase prosperity in the Erie region,” said Tina Mengine, President and CEO of the Authority.

“Upon completion of the 160 acres into a modern business park, it will result in the largest business park in Erie County and the surrounding region, making us a far more competitive region for business expansion and growth,” added Mengine.

In 2018, the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership commissioned a Competitive Realities study, which identified Erie’s biggest Achilles’ heel as the lack of build-ready sites of 50 acres or more. Governor Shapiro’s strategic plan also identifies the lack of quality-certified sites as critical to Pennsylvania’s growth and competitiveness and supports it in his budget for PA Sites funding.

Jake Rouch, Chair of the EDCEC, commented, “Today’s announcement enables Erie County to actively pursue substantial prospects for investment and employment in our region. County Executive Davis and ECRDA deserve great praise for their partnership, determination, and vision to make this project happen.”

The project is expected to take two years for infrastructure and planning. The most notable development piece is running public water to the site, which is expected to take 18-24 months and several million dollars.

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