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RFP: Citywide Historic Resource Survey, City of Erie, PA

The City of Erie is interested in contracting with an experienced historic preservation consultant who satisfies the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Professional Qualification Standards to work with the City, the Historic Review Commission, and the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PASHPO) to conduct a citywide historic resource survey of the city in its entirety or as much as the funding will allow. The city has approximately 36,000 parcels with many of the properties in the city surveyed and documented through previous efforts. The goals of this project are as follows:

  1. Identify important historic and cultural resources in the City that will assist in the development of management policies for their appropriate use, conservation, preservation and protection that are consistent with the goals of the city’s recently completed Historic Preservation Plan;

  2. Identify historic resources and structures missing from the existing inventory—such as properties that have reached the 50-year mark since the last survey was completed by Preservation Erie (see Appendix A);

  3. Identify significant cultural resources related to Erie’s diverse heritage—such as cultural, built, or land-based resources that have been traditionally overlooked, or that are of importance to underrepresented groups, such as immigrants, African Americans, women, laborers, etc.;4) Use community outreach as a way to uncover cultural heritage and history of the city’s neighborhood and promote and educate the public on the importance of historic preservation

The project will be financed through a series of funding sources including (2) two grants received from the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, (1) one grant from the Certified Local Government Program, as well as matching funds from the City of Erie’s General fund.

Due: May 23, 2024 by 3:00 PM EST

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