Harbor Village residential/commercial community planned in Harborcreek

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A new residential and commercial community is coming to Harborcreek Township.

The Harbor Village development will be built on Buffalo Road between the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building (to the west) and Walmart (to the east) and will include townhouses, garden apartments, swimming pools, a club- house and a restaurant.

“We’re creating a community where people feel comfortable and have easily accessible amenities,” said Joe Palermo, chief financial officer of Palermo Realty & Development, which will build Harbor Village.

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The development will be similar to Copperleaf, a mixed residential and commercial complex near Edinboro and Hershey Roads in Summit Township. This complex was built by Palermo Realty & Development in 2018 and is now fully occupied. Facilities include the Main Street Cakery Cafe.

“Harbor Village will be very similar to Copperleaf, which has a community or neighborhood feel to it,” Palermo said.

The Copperleaf complex is valued at over $40 million. “This complex will be pretty much the same,” Palermo said.

The Harborcreek development will consist of 108 one- and two-bedroom garden apartments and 70 three-bedroom townhouses. It will be built on 25 acres acquired from the Blanchfield family and the Township of Harborcreek.

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The development will also offer one- and two-car garages, two swimming pools – one for adults and the other for families – and a clubhouse with community room.

Primary access to the complex will be from Harbor Village Drive, which will be constructed between Municipal and Gifford Drives. The complex will also be accessible from Gifford Drive.

Four buildings near the main entrance to the complex will be custom built and leased to commercial tenants.

“We are looking for a casual restaurant and bar and maybe a delicatessen, like the Cakery, for two of the buildings, and will leave the other two buildings to other tenants, maybe something like a hairdresser,” said Palermo. “We see commercial spaces providing amenities for our residents.”

Final township approval for the development is expected this month. Construction is expected to begin next spring. Residential units are expected to be ready for tenants in 2024, Palermo said.

Contact Valerie Myers at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @ETNmyers.

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