County Awards $5M in Community Revitalization Program Grants

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline unanimously approved $5 million in grants through the County’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) at today’s public meeting.

Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz said, “The County’s CRP grants help our urban centers – including 15 boroughs and the City of Coatesville – ensure that crucial infrastructure needs are maintained and improved. Plus, the funds encourage more development and redevelopment. Over the past 20-plus years, the County has awarded nearly $80 million – $68 million from CRP alone – to our communities, making them better and safer places to live and work.”

“Urban centers can invest in their communities and accommodate new growth by leveraging the County’s investments in water and sewer system upgrades, stormwater management, roadway improvements, and streetscaping,” said Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell. “That, in turn, translates to the boroughs and Coatesville having an increased taxable assessment. These awards encourage revitalization that uses smart growth strategies.”

The eleven projects that the $5 million in CRP awards will fund are:

  • $1 million to the Borough of Oxford for the redevelopment of the area around Niblock Alley and Broad Street Bridge
  • $800,000 to the Borough of Modena for stormwater management and road improvements
  • $728,278 to the Borough of Phoenixville to improve the Starr Street and Bridge Street intersection
  • $697,797 to the Borough of West Chester for Gay Street Open-Air Marketplace infrastructure
  • $420,706 to the Borough of Atglen for Church Street and Tee Alley stormwater management system relocation
  • $400,000 to the Borough of South Coatesville Youngsburg Road stormwater inlet replacement
  • $390,640 to the Borough of Spring City for the completion of public parking improvements
  • $204,370 to the Borough of Honey Brook for curb, sidewalk, road, and storm pipe rehabilitation on South Chestnut Street
  • $164,399 to the Borough of West Grove for completion of the Prospect Avenue sidewalk to the Borough line
  • $113,810 to the City of Coatesville for a comprehensive evaluation of the Gibbons Run Culvert system
  • $100,000 to the Borough of Avondale to survey and map the borough’s water, sewer, and stormwater systems

Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline said, “CRP awards are now being given in a two-year cycle to allow more funding for larger projects that benefit more people. The County of Chester will continue to award money to urban centers – through CRP funds and others – because these are worthwhile investments that benefit all residents today and into the future.”

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