It would have angled spaces.
I don’t think anyone considered the businesses that use Harmony Street or access of police vehicles to the west end of Coatesville by way of 1st Avenue.
Look at this Google Maps link. Look at Harmony Street in back of Chertok's store. Zoom in to get a close look. Look at the angled parking at the Coatesville City Hall lot. Visually transfer the angled parking spaces to Harmony Street and then imagine a tractor-trailer truck parked behind right them. How much chance would the people parked in those spaces have of moving their vehicles out? It looks like a tractor-trailer truck would have a very tight fit with angled parking.
So with vehicles parked diagonally at least 2 times a week Harmony Street could be impassable for about 2 hours each day. And anyone parked behind Chertok's store would be stuck there 2 times a week for about 2 hours.
The Coatesville Army Navy Store also has a lot on Harmony Street. Making Harmony one way restricts access to that lot. There is a parking lot in back of the Army Navy store. If someone driving east on Lincoln Highway sees the Army Navy Store, wants to stop there and there are no metered spaces out front, they can now just turn down 3rd Avenue go to Harmony street and the Army and Navy store lot. If Harmony is made one way they will need to go past Harmony Street and make a right turn at either Maple Avenue or Walnut Street, turn right on 1st Avenue and then right again on Harmony Street. That’s if they know how to get back to Harmony Street. Or they might just say screw it I’m going to the Mall.
Making Harmony Street one way would force Coatesville Police to use 3rd Avenue to get to 1st Avenue and Lincoln Highway and Coatesville’s west end or use Maple Avenue to 1st Avenue. Making Harmony Street one way will increase response times to Coatesville's west end. In a one hour period I once counted 10 police vehicles going what would be the wrong way on Harmony Street.
The idea of making Harmony Street one way with angled parking for Lincoln University Students that might be here someday maybe, is nuts.
You can see three cars parked on Harmony Street in the Google Maps photo. The parking is free. The meters haven't worked for a decade, they were "fixed" but they still are not functional. Three cars are normally parked on Harmony Street. We might get Lincoln University students but they would probably rather park near the proposed school that we might get that's 3 blocks away.
It's hard enough for retail Coatesville businesses to put up with armed robberies. And the constant threat of another armed robbery. If you have a store or restaurant in Coatesville it’s not if you will see an armed robbery. It’s will you survive it.
The Harmony Street parking lot is on the agenda for Monday's Coatesville City Council meeting:
"9.2 Receive and consider First Reading an Ordinance amending Section 218 entitled
Vehicles and Traffic of the City of Coatesville’s code, Section 218.46 “Schedule of one-
way streets) to amend same to add Harmony Street as a one way street East Bound from
First Avenue to Third Avenue"