Zoning Code & SALDO Update

New Zoning Ordinance Adopted April 28, 2022

Following the Public Hearing at a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, held at 5:30pm on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in the Municipal Building Assembly Roomthe Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the the amended and restated Zoning Ordinance of Millcreek Township. The effective date of the Ordinance was Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The ordinance and zoning map can be accessed under the Documents & Maps section of this page, as well as from the Zoning & Development Division page. 

Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Update

The Township will now work to finalize the updates to the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO.) Stay tuned to this page for information on public comment and hearings related to the SALDO.

What’s this all about?

In August 2018, Millcreek Township adopted Embrace Millcreek, an implementable comprehensive plan. Based on broadly collected public input, the plan is built around five priority focus areas:

  • Creating a distinctive and high-quality Gateway District to Presque Isle
  • Strengthening neighborhood investment
  • Positioning commercial corridors for adaptation and redevelopment
  • Supporting business development
  • Promoting strong and sustainable stewardship of Township infrastructure

Achieving the plan’s vision through each of these areas will require modernizing Millcreek Township’s zoning code and subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO), its most powerful tools in shaping the form and function of the local built environment.


Updated Zoning Code                     

In September 2019, the Township initiated a rewrite of these ordinances, starting with the zoning code. Zoning regulations divide the Township into districts and regulate the types of land uses that are allowed or prohibited in each. They also control dimensional standards such as lot size and the placement, height and density of buildings, as well as exterior lighting, landscaping and off-street parking, among other elements.                       

Timeline for Adoption

Open Houses

Four open house events were held for the public to learn about the proposed changes to the ordinance and the map, ask questions of Township staff, and submit comments to be considered as the final draft was developed.

Review and Revision Process

Following the Open Houses, the draft was further reviewed and assessed. It was edited to increase clarity, correct errors, and incorporate public input.

Special Meeting - Working Session

On Monday, December 6, 2021, at 6:00PM the Millcreek Township Supervisors will hold a Working Session at a Special Meeting to detail the Township's responses to comments recently received. Public comment on agenda items will be accepted.

Public Hearing on Updated Zoning Code

Millcreek will hold the Public Hearing on the updated Zoning Ordinance at a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, to be held at 5:30pm on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in the Municipal Building Assembly Room located at 3608 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506. Following the Public Hearing, the Board may choose to vote on the Ordinance.