The Millcreek Township Supervisors Tuesday night unanimously approved the addition to the West Erie Plaza. And now, supervisors are hoping the new owners will take advantage of a redeveloping ordnance they passed last year.
The area where they will be constructing the new three-unit building is in front of the Valu King on West 12th Street.
Joe Kujawa, Chairman of the Millcreek Township Supervisors, said the approval of this building is a chance to bring a mix of residential and commercial areas to the township.
"This is the perfect opportunity for them to do some residential and some mixed businesses and restaurants," said Kujawa. "If they take advantage of it, which we've never had before and now we do, it could be very exciting for people living in that area and also be able to shop in that area."
Tim Davis, owner of Gateway Games, which is located in the West Erie Plaza, said he's excited that the owners are revitalizing the space. He said he's not sure if the addition will bring more traffic to his business or not. But he's had his store front for nine years now, and said it'd be nice to see the plaza fixed up and taken care of.
"When I moved in, it was fuller than it is now," said Davis. "A lot of stores have left and very few have come in, so I would like to see that trend reversed and have people moving back in."
The owners now have free reign to start constructing the new building. Still no official word on just what will be going in those store fronts.