Coatesville begins analysis of current, future parking needs

The Coatesville Redevelopment Authority and the City’s administration has embarked on an in-depth, city-wide 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...

Letter: Hope is still here in Coatesville

To the Editor,  Hope continues to march on in the Coatesville community, thanks to the generosity of those who have given to The Salvation Army during the 2021 holiday season. The Salvation Army in Coatesville, with the help of our partners, volunteers and donors, raised more than $31,000 over the holidays. Funds will fuel the various services and programs we provide year-round to our local community...

County renews partnership with Coatesville’s 2nd Century Alliance

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline renewed the County’s partnership with Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance this week, in support of the revitalization and economic development of the City of Coatesville. The Board of Commissioners extended a contract through the Department of Community Development at its final public meeting of 2021, providing funding...

Coatesville police officers earn national certification

Coatesville Police Sergeant Brenden Boyle, Lieutenant Rodger Ollis, and Detective Kirt Guyer. COATESVILLE — Coatesville Police Sergeant Brenden Boyle and Detective Kirt Guyer recently undertook training in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), a science that explores common-area design and aesthetics and applies tactics to mitigate criminal and vagrant activity. The training was...

Coatesville Christmas parade returns Dec. 4 and is bigger than ever

Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 4. The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends at the performing and judging area at 11th Avenue and Lincoln Highway. Originally a community project in the 1950s, the parade was then taken up...

Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Coatesville Train Station

Rendering of the Coatesville Tran Station, expected to be completed by 2025. COATESVILLE — Local, state and federal officials gathered here Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction of the city’s new train station — including Gov. Tom Wolf. For many in Chester County, the day marked a major milestone in the decades-long fight to revitalize the county’s...

CYI launches Coatesville FallFest, Oct 30

The Coatesville Youth Initiative (CYI) is bringing fall fun to Coatesville with their 1st Annual Coatesville Fall Fest on October 30, from 12pm-3pm at Abdala Park.  The day will include a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, games, candy, face painting, and more.  Local small businesses and community-serving organizations will host tables at the event to give out candy, offer resources and sell their...

Bids coming due to build Coatesville train station

A rendering of the planned new train station in Coatesville. COATESVILLE — As the September 16th due date quickly approaches for contract bids to build the new Coatesville Train Station, the City is poised to mark another milestone for one of its most anticipated projects. According to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) news advisory, the selected contractor will build the project...

Coatesville hosting open interview day for manufacturing job seekers, Aug. 28

Exton-based United Safety & Survivability Corporation is teaming up with the City of Coatesville to host an open interview day for manufacturing job seekers on Saturday, August 28, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Coatesville City Hall, One City Hall Place, Coatesville, PA. There is a $750 signing bonus awarded to eligible hired candidates. Candidates will interview directly with Human Resources...

Sikorsky to close Coatesville helicopter plant, 240 jobs to be lost

Lockheed Martin announced Thursday that it would close the Sikorsky helicopter plant in the Coatesville area — near Chester County Airport in Valley — with the loss of some 240 local jobs. Not surprisingly, many of the elected officials who brokered a deal to keep the plant open in 2019 expressed anger and frustration at the decision — including U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6), who fought to...