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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Millcreek Township Moves to Create Presque Isle Gateway District

Mary Kay Talarico (9)

Millcreek Supervisors authorized the Planning & Development Department to begin the process to amend the official 2018 “Embrace Millcreek” Comprehensive Plan to include the Presque Isle Gateway District Plan. The authorization occurred during the August 23rd Supervisors Meeting with a unanimous vote.

Supervisor Meeting 8.23.22

 Matt Waldinger, Director of Planning and Development, (center) speaks to the amendment at the August 23rd meeting.

 Adding the Presque Isle Gateway District Plan as an official amendment to the “Embrace Millcreek” plan will only serve to make procuring grant funding easier and streamline the planning as “Embrace Millcreek” reaches a crucial stage. It will also assist in identifying a distinct Millcreek Community. The plan aims to embrace the opportunities presented, defined below by Matt Waldinger, Director of Planning and development,

“Creating a plan specifically for the Presque Isle Gateway District will help guide the Township to create an area that is unique, interesting, and vibrant. Many residents love and utilize the State Park, but they also know and patronize the wonderful businesses in the surrounding area. This plan will improve public facilities near these businesses to attract the millions of locals and visitors that recreate at Presque Isle year after year."

“Embrace Millcreek” aims to create a stronger version of Millcreek Township through not only the natural beauty of Presque Isle, but through development of other resources such as a hard-working community, local businesses and more.

Embrace Millcreek

The Presque Isle Gateway District Plan is currently being executed in the early stages. Notably, Millcreek Township is constructing a multipurpose trail along the east side of Peninsula Drive leading to Presque Isle. The plan aims to beautify, draw development and create a renewed focus around the U.S National Park Service recognized National Natural Landmark.

According to the 2018 “Embrace Millcreek” survey, the community made a repeated case that Presque Isle is one of the central aspects of Millcreek. The Township serves as the access point for the nearly four million visitors annually. Additionally, it is deemed a core component of a unique Millcreek identity.  

Interested residents can visit the amendment website to get more information, view FAQ's, or download the Presque Isle Gateway Plan.

Read the entire 2018 “Embrace Millcreek” Comprehensive Plan on the website here.


Cover Photo Credits: Mary Kay Talarico


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