News and Projects


Posted on: 10/08/2015


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeals of:

Up State Tower Co., L.L.C., Lessee of property at 5109 Iroquois Avenue, Erie, PA, County Index No. (27) 9-108-10; requesting variances for the following:

- Reduce the rear and side yard setbacks from the required 180 ft. (minimum height of the proposed tower and antennas) to 10 ft.
- Increase the directional antenna height from the maximum 5 ft. to 8.5 ft.
- Reduce the width of the access road/easement from the required 20 ft. to 12 ft.

Property is zoned Industrial.

This application can be reviewed at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, Zoning Office during regular business hours.  All those desiring to do so may come to the hearing and be heard.


Brian Marshall, Chairman


Posted on: 09/28/2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors will hold public budget sessions at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building , 5601 Buffalo Road to assemble the 2016 General Fund & Liquid Fuels budgets on the following tentative dates and times:  (Please note that these meeting times and/or dates could possibly change due to schedules or unforeseen circumstances.  Every effort has been made to verify these dates and times for accuracy.) 

October 2015:

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10:00AM-12:00 PM as follows:

October 8th,15th, 20th, 22nd & 27th.



Posted on: 09/23/2015


Harborgreene Road, 200' East of Lunger Road, will be closed for a culvert replacement project.  The road will re-open Friday, September 25, 2015.



Posted on: 06/18/2014

Harborcreek Township recently acquired 1.56 acres of land adjacent to Shorewood Park along Lake Erie.  The township has been attempting to acquire the property for several years and in September 2011 was awarded 80% of the appraised value of the land ($357,000.00) from the National Scenic Byways Project – with Harborcreek Township responsible for the additional 20%.  While there is certainly limited Lake Erie Shoreline left in Erie County, Harborcreek Township Supervisors agreed to go forward with the purchase of the property to add to the Parks Department inventory.  While final details of the property acquisition were underway, Supervisors applied for an additional grant through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (DCNR) to supplement the balance to complete closing.  To the delight of the Harborcreek Supervisors in December of 2013, DCNR awarded additional funds in the amount of $88,000.00 to Harborcreek Township.  In essence, the complete acquisition of land along Lake Erie was completely funded through grants – with no direct costs to Harborcreek residents.

It is the intention of the Harborcreek Parks Department to make general cleanup of the newly acquired property this Summer and make it usable to township residents.  In addition, the township plans to continue look for possible grant and funding opportunities to create a Master Site Plan for the future development of Shorewood Park.  In the meantime, please enjoy a new addition to the Harborcreek Parks System.


Posted on: 08/11/2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $750,000 in annual coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania’s coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary.

Harborcreek Township will receive $35,500 of this grant to develop a master site plan for the newly acquired Shorewood Park.



Posted on: 06/01/2015

Compost is available from the township. The cost is $10 a load for pickup or $25 delivered. Call the township at 899-3171 and ask to speak with Michelle to schedule a time.


Posted on: 07/20/2015

We are proud to participate in the "Retire Your Old Glory" program to retire United States of America flags in a dignified and respectful manner.

A "Retire Your Old Glory" bin is located in the back entrance to the Harborcreek Township building and is available during normal business hours.


Posted on: 07/20/2015

Walking trails behind the township building, adjacent to Municipal Drive heading towards Community Park. See the photos here.


Posted on: 07/15/2015

Consider volunteering for one of our 3 local Fire Departments.


Posted on: 07/15/2015

Drop-off your gently used shoes and clothing here at the Municipal Building. Look for the large white Salvation Army - Donation Collection Bin setting outside in front of the building.



Posted on: 01/28/2015

A Cobblestone Hotel Land Development was granted final approval on January 21, 2015.  The 11,000 sq. ft. 2 story with 44 hotel rooms will begin construction this Spring.  The hotel will be located at 4995 Station Road.


Posted on: 01/28/2015

A new Giant Eagle GetGo Convenience Store/Cafe and Fuel Pumps Land Development was granted final approval on January 21, 2015. The location will be on the corner of Station Road and Knowledge Parkway.  Anticipated construction will be this Spring.


Posted on: 11/24/2014

A new Dunkin Donuts Land Development was granted final approval on September 2014. The 1,834 sq. ft. building will be located at 3918 Buffalo Road. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2015.


Posted on: 11/15/2013

Stan's Garden Center Land Development, will consist of a new westerly driveway which will align with the traffic light at Buffalo and Walbridge Road, parking improvements, stormwater management facility, landscaping and sidewalk installation.  Stan's Garden Center was granted final approval on September 18, 2013.


Posted on: 11/15/2013

Knowledge Park Building #7, further known as Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation Center, a 2 story building which will house educational and offices along the south side of Technology Drive was granted final approval on October 16, 2013.