Williams advocates for continued state funding of Coatesville’s redevelopment



State Rep. Dan Williams
D-Chester County

Williams advocates for continued state funding of Coatesville’s redevelopment

COATESVILLE, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D–Chester, hosted several state officials today to highlight the need for additional state funding to support Coatesville’s redevelopment.

Since taking office in 2019, Williams has already helped Coatesville secure funding for multiple redevelopment projects, including $3.5 million for the construction of both a new firehouse and public works building, $400,000 in funding for the Movement Community Development Corp., and separate grants totaling over $4 million for a parking facility at the Coatesville train station.

However, there is still more work to be done. Coatesville, a former industrial town, has the highest poverty rate in Chester County. Williams said that a small investment in the city will produce high dividends.

“Coatesville is a city made up of very hard-working and resilient individuals and families,” Williams said. “A strong redevelopment effort of only a three-to-four block area would better a community of 14,000 people.”

Joining Williams on the tour of Coatesville was state Rep. Jordan Harris, D- Phila., who is the chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Harris agreed that Coatesville has made strides in its redevelopment efforts.

“Today's walking tour is happening because Coatesville has a great champion, state Representative Dan Williams, and it is a testament to the crucial role of continued state funding in the redevelopment of Coatesville," Harris said. "It is an investment in the spirit of this community, a commitment to its resilience, and a declaration that every step we take is a stride toward revitalization."

Williams represents the 74th Legislative District comprised of Atglen, Coatesville, Honey Brook Borough, Honey Brook Township, Modena, Parkesburg, Sadsbury, South Coatesville, Valley, West Caln, West Sadsbury and Districts 1, 2 and 3 of Caln in Chester County.


CONTACT: Ryan Bevitz
House Democratic Communications Office
Phone: 717-787-7895