News and Projects


Posted on: 04/13/2016

Bates Collision was granted final land development for the proposed new 19,100 sq. ft. collison shop which will be located at 5080 Buffalo Road on March 16, 2016.  


Posted on: 04/13/2016

The Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery will be expanding a section of the cemetery.  The expansion will include a new paved road providing access around the new area.


Posted on: 04/13/2016

The Harbor Creek School District was granted final land development approval for the new bus garage.  Construction will begin soon.


Posted on: 04/13/2016

Sally's Beauty will be opening soon in the new Giant Eagle Plaza next to Verizon Cellular store.


Posted on: 04/13/2016

Price Rite will be the new tenant of the Old Giant Eagle store located at 4500 Buffalo Road.  The Grand Opening is scheduled for May 22, 2016.


Posted on: 02/17/2015

A new Country Fair Convenience Store and Fuel Pumps Land Development was granted final approval on January 20, 2016.  The new 5,659 sq. ft. store will be located at 5896 Station Road.


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 has begun construction.  The hotel will be located at 4995 Station Road.


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: 04/07/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeals of:

Andrew Davis, owner of property at 6312 Station Road, County Index No. (27) 71-229-60, requesting a variance to remove existing frame porch and deck and construct a 23 ft. by 16 ft. addition to the single family dwelling, which is a legal non-conforming structure/use.  Property is zoned B-2 Business Interchange.

Benderson Development Company, LLC, owner of the Giant Eagle Plaza, 4043-4291 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA, County Index No. (27) 51-151-17; requesting a variance to allow for an additional 32 square feet of total sign area for AT&T wall signage. Property is zoned Business.

PennState Behrend College, owner of 4701 College Drive, County Index No. (27) 70-223-8, requesting a variance to increase the maximum structure height from 45 ft. to 56 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 4 story 250 bed residence hall.  Property is zoned Public University.

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.


Posted on: 03/25/2016


Sealed proposals will be received by the Supervisors of Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania at the Municipal Building located at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA  16421 at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 for the Buffalo Road and Walbridge Road Intersection Traffic Signal and Intersection Improvement Project, at which time and place said proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Contract  documents, including drawings  and  technical  specifications, may be reviewed at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building (telephone: 814-899-3171).   Copies of the contract documents may be obtained for a non-refundable  deposit  of $50.00  from Mark J. Corey & Associates, P.O. Box 268, Harborcreek, PA  16421 for each set of contract documents so obtained or by calling (814) 897-3180.  Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons whose name and address are on record with the Owner as having obtained the contract documents.

A Bid Bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total of the bid shall be submitted with each bid.  A bid submitted without a Bid Bond will be rejected. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding.

Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the contract.


Posted on: 03/25/2016


Sealed  proposals  will  be  received  by the Townships of Harborcreek, Greene, North East, Millcreek, Greenfield, Amity, Venango, McKean, Girard, Springfield and Waterford, Erie County, at the Harborcreek Township municipal building  located at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA  16421 until 9:00 a.m. and will be publicly  opened  and  read  aloud on Thursday, April 14, 2016 for the 2016 Bituminous Seal Coat Project, which includes the application of a single bituminous seal coat, polymer modified on various Township roads in Harborcreek, Greene, North East, Millcreek, Greenfield, Amity, Venango, McKean, Girard, Springfield and Waterford Townships.   The bituminous seal coat must be completed in a single pass (full width) without a longitudinal joint or seam.  Prices for the application of modified double seal coats and a bituminous surface treatment for certain municipalities are also solicited.  Proposals must be upon forms furnished by the Township.  Bid specifications and bid forms for each project may be  obtained for a nonrefundable fee  of $25.00 each  from Harborcreek Township or by calling (814) 899-3171.   Materials must be PennDOT approved.  Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of 10% of the bid  made payable to Harborcreek Township.  The Township reserves the right to reject any and all bids.



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: 03/14/2016

Harborcreek Township's Summer 2016 Programs. Arts and Crafts. See flyer.


Posted on: 03/03/2016

Whitford Park Concert Series. Flyer


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.