Coatesville is getting a redevelopment renaissance with $200 million dollars pumped into projects that will stimulate the economy. In addition, funds will also go towards infrastructure, transportation, banks, and other public utilities, writes Bill Rettew for The Daily Local News.
$65 million dollars will go towards an ADA-accessible train station. It’s accessible along Fleetwood Street between 3rd and 4th avenues. The accessible platforms will have canopies and seating. There will also be stairs and elevators, an audio/visual PA system, bicycle racks and security cameras. $13 million will also go to a new parking garage.
$500,000 will go towards converting a 4,000 square foot building into a dining and live music venue. Andrea’s Jazz Café is set to open this summer.
The former YMCA building will be converted into Steel City Brewing with $1 million in funds. The brewpub will also open this summer. The former National Bank will also be seeing a revamp. $1.4 million will go towards transforming it into a steakhouse restaurant and bar.
The Streetscape Master Plan will make improvements from First Avenue to Third Avenue east on Lincoln Highway. $1.3 million will be used to include repaving, making accessible sidewalks, ramps, and crosswalks.
Read more about the Coatesville revitalization project on The Daily Local News.