Buchart Horn Architects
 Excitement. Energy. Excellence. These are the hallmarks of the sports programs at Cathedral Prep in Erie, PA. BHA planned a new sports complex in downtown Erie that includes a 50 meter pool, an 1800 seat arena-style gym and a new football/soccer field surrounded by an eight-lane track. This new complex occupies a brownfield industrial site on 12th Street, one of the main crosstown boulevards, lined with brick manufacturing and warehousing buildings, many from the 19th century. The site, a previous Gunnite factory, required minor environmental remediation but extensive utility and storm water management work. An existing railway spur bridge was renovated over Cherry Street to connect the new parking with the Sports Complex. Site planning issues included discussions with PennDot and the City of Erie for improvements to 12th Street to create a true Boulevard with center islands and turning lanes. In addition to the pool, gym, football/soccer field and track, the project as Phase 1 included grandstands, restrooms, concessions, locker rooms, coaching offices and a spectator area for the pool.

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