State Grant to Spark Redevelopment, Job Creation in Coatesville
The city of Coatesville will soon see an influx of both seasonal and permanent jobs thanks to a new $5 million grant approved by the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, according to a staff report from The Times of Chester County.
The grant, which will be used to offset the costs of a mixed-use redevelopment project, was announced by Rep. Harry Lewis. The project is expected to create 215 temporary jobs during the construction phase, and 90 permanent jobs on completion.
The planned redevelopment project, which will cost $25 million, will be at the corner of East Lincoln Highway and First Avenue. It will consist of 30,000 square feet of shops, as well as 44 apartments.
Concurrent development projects will include construction of an adjacent parking garage and street improvements. Additionally, Diamond Street, which is currently an alley, will be converted into a street with the addition of sidewalks.
“Having lived in Coatesville all my life, I experienced the buzz of the city when it was thriving. Now, we need to do some work to again instill life into the area,” said Lewis.
Read more about the grant in The Times of Chester County here.
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