New Coatesville Train Station
After ten years of planning, this project broke ground in November and is slated for a three- to four-year construction timeline. The new station, located at Fourth Avenue and Fleetwood Street, will include new platforms and ADA accessibility. The Fourth Avenue underpass will close to vehicular traffic and become a pedestrian walkway connecting the east and west bound station access. Learn more about the new Coatesville Train Station.
Located at the northwest corner of First Avenue and Lincoln Highway, this critical real estate is Coatesville’s largest parcel at 26.3 acres. Owned by the Coatesville Redevelopment Authority, it is now under agreement with developers to construct a National Sports and Events Center with a Velodrome (indoor cycling track). The development team is currently working through due diligence, environmental, site work, financing, etc., and anticipates closing on the property in spring of 2022 and beginning construction in fall of 2022. Learn more about the National Sports and Events Center.
Downtown Revitalization Activities
In 2019, the 2nd Century Alliance was able to secure a six-year Neighborhood Partnership Program grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, which enables private sector donors to contribute to our organization in exchange for state corporate tax credits. Bob and Jennifer McNeil and Knox Equipment Rentals committed to funding our downtown revitalization strategy for six consecutive years. With these funds, we are able to implement a long-range strategy to improve Coatesville’s commercial district through façade improvement grants, business retention and attraction strategies, special events, and co-op marketing efforts. Learn more about our downtown strategic plan.
Creating Strong Residential Neighborhoods
Through a five-year grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, we were able to create a program to strengthen our residential neighborhoods, empowering City residents to take ownership of their neighborhoods and their broader community. Stabilizing neighborhoods and supporting residents is critical to ensure that all of Coatesville grows as the City’s economy improves. Our strategy includes resident engagement programs, improving parks and public spaces, public safety efforts, job creation and workforce development strategies, as well as home ownership and enhanced youth programming. Learn more about the long-term plan.