News and Projects


Posted on: 11/23/2015


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Harborcreek Township Parks and Recreation Board Meeting previously scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at the Municipal Complex, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421, is rescheduled for Monday, December 14th, 2015, at 7:00 P.M.


Posted on: 11/16/2015


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeals of:

Accel Sign Group on behalf of Pet Supplies Plus, lessee of property at 4043 Buffalo Road (Giant Eagle Plaza), Erie County Index No. (27) 51-151-17; requesting a variance to increase the total sign area from the maximum of 82.5 sq. ft. to 186 sq. ft. and increase the length of wall sign from the maximum of 44 ft. to 46 ft. 6 in. Property is zoned B-1 Business.

TowerCo 2013, LLC, lessee of property at 5123 Iroquois Avenue, County Index No. (27) 9-108-11; requesting a variance to the side yard setback from the required 150 ft. to 31.09 ft. (east side property) and 109 ft. (west side property), and increase the antenna height from the maximum 5 ft. to 8 ft. 4 in.  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: 11/13/2015




The Proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2016 for the Township of Harborcreek, County of Erie, has been prepared and is open for inspection at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA, beginning Friday, November 13, 2015.  The Final Budget will be adopted at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors held on December 16, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

The following is a Summary of the expenditures of the Township General Fund:


General Government                 $    872,092

Public Safety                               $    188,560

Highways, Roads, Street         $ 1,820,524

Culture and Recreation            $    330,300

Miscellaneous/Insurance         $ 1,256,912


In addition, State Liquid Fuels Fund will expend $599,851 on Highways.  The total proposed Expenditures for the year 2016 are $ 5,068,239.




Posted on: 10/28/2015

Wintergreen Realty Development, LP (Grant Larson Production Studio) was granted final approval land development.  The studio will be located on the corner of Shannon & Cooper Road.


Posted on: 10/28/2015

ChopStix Restaurant will be opening soon in the old Patrick's Restaurant.


Posted on: 10/28/2015

U Pick 6 Harbor House opened its doors on October 12, 2015.  


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: 01/28/2015

Giant Eagle GetGo Convenience Store/Cafe and Fuel Pumps located at the corner of Bayfront & Knowledge Parkway opened September 10, 2015.  


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: 10/28/2015

Shades Beach Boat launch will be officially closed Monday November 2nd.


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: 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.