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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coatesville's brownfield at busiest intersection and in middle of town makes us interesting to developers. let's not lose it

The former G.O. Carlson Steel Company land in the center of Coatesville becoming available for commercial development is what made real estate developers interested in Coatesville. 

The former heavy industrial land that once divided Coatesville in two pieces is now gone. A commercial and retail area can unite the City of Coatesville at its busiest intersection. 

But underneath  the commercial residential zoning overlay the "Flats" brownfield is still zoned as heavy industrial and Florida Power and Light and other electric power companies have Coatesville on their radar. 

If removing our RDA and selling the flats to the highest bidder is considered we could wind up losing Coatesville's best chance to come back as a viable town, that is the brownfield as a commercial development linking the east and west portions of Coatesville. 

If our brownfield reverts to heavy industrial with an electric power plant or the proppant chemical plant, Coatesville's chances of coming back are sunk. 

I don't know what to expect from our current Coatesville City Council. They scare me. 

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