Coatesville Announces Plan to Reevaluate Parking as City Grows

Coatesville Parking
Image via Justin Chan, Valley Creek Productions.

The Coatesville Redevelopment Authority and the city’s administration has embarked on an in-depth analysis to formulate recommendations to address the city’s parking needs in light of current and projected development.

“This parking study has been in the works for five years. The final recommendations will provide a blueprint for parking management, permitting, code enforcement, and — most importantly — improvements that will support Coatesville’s growth through the next decade of our rebuilding,” said James Logan, Coatesville City Manager. “Parking is essential for residents, retail, and commerce, as well as companies seeking to invest here who want to know that Coatesville has adequate parking to meet their needs.”

After a thorough search, Desman Design Management was selected to execute the plan.

The nationally recognized firm, which also supported consulting and parking design in West Chester, Reading, Bethlehem, and Easton, specializes in parking master planning and consultation, financial feasibility, operations, design, alternatives, and more.

During the first week of the program, a task force was assembled comprising all facets of city stakeholders, including members of the RDA, City Council, Public Works, parking enforcement, developers, downtown business owners, nonprofits, churches, and residents. Driving tours and interviews have been underway that will help shape the parking plan and recommendations.

“This initial period of listening and discovery, combined with upcoming field surveys of parking supply and demand, provides a realistic and comprehensive understanding of needs and, ultimately, the best results and actionable solutions,” said Michael Connor, Senior Consultant at Desman Design Management.

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