Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Developer for hotel project addresses City Council

An attorney who represents the developer for the proposed Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and office building project provided an update of the plans to City Council on Monday night.

The developer, Donald Pulver, plans to seek preliminary and final land development approval of the project from City Council in two weeks.

This project was originally presented to city officials six years ago.

Do you think the hotel project will be a success?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it will but the redevelopment of the Flats is going to take longer then we thought. Until the overall commercial market gets better I can't see the developers making a lot of progress.

March 9, 2010 9:56 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heard it all before...council wiil find a way to muck up this project...unless we take to the mike at council meetings to let these muck-makers know won't stand for more b***s***...or fall for more lies...just do what you were elected to do and get it done...

March 10, 2010 2:24 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Courtyard by Marriot in Coatesville....Pennsylavania? This has to be a joke. Who will be staying in this hotel? Where will they have breakfast, lunch, dinner. What is their reason for staying in Coatesville, rather than Exton? If anyone believes that any hotel will be built and succeed in the "City", then I'm a monkey's uncle!

March 11, 2010 8:18 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Marriott will have a resturant if you do your homework. Everyone traveling on the by-pass will stop there, How many decent hotels do you know of from coatesville to exton HELLO. I think its a great move for coatesville and will bring in 330 jobs.

March 11, 2010 9:51 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a start and sorely needed however to the last person's post - there is no guarantee of 330 jobs. Need to keep things in perspective.

March 11, 2010 6:52 PM 
Blogger Jim Pitcherella said...

Places change. I lived at 22 and Green Streets in Philadelphia in the late 1960s. The leader of the “Green Street Counts” was murdered across the street and a pack of about 40 dogs lived in the abandoned Abbey across the street. Now the entire area near the Philadelphia Art Museum is very upscale. It actually took just 15 years to go from a place where you could expect to be mugged and there were monthly burglaries to a very upscale neighborhood with upscale restaurants.

An extensive illegal drug business cannot exist without some cooperative public officials.

The drug dealers and drug gangs are still in Philly but not near 22nd and Green. A city government that accommodates an active, vital downtown and an active illegal drug business may be possible in a large city like Philadelphia but not in a tiny city like Coatesville.

Coatesville is a drug depot for Chester County. The drugs the teenagers use in Chester County mostly come by way of Coatesville. I believe that there are a few public officials who benefit from and want to keep the drug dollars flowing through Coatesville.

The government that preceded the “bloc of four” went a long way to eliminate the drug business in Coatesville. The drug business went from as former Coatesville PD Chief Bellizzie described as “an open air drug bazaar” to a place where drug dealers could not live during the Janssen Administration. If you are familiar with the HBO series “The Wire” the Third Season, Forth Chapter, or program, is called “Amsterdam”. The street scene in “Amsterdam” looks very much like Coatesville between 6th and 8th Avenues before Paul Janssen came here. If you haven’t seen “The Wire” it’s in the Libraries.

I think the people working mostly behind the scenes that I believe installed and manipulated the “bloc of four” did so to bring back and maintain the drug business in Chester County. There are plenty of articles in the Daily Local News that, put together, suggest that. I believe the public officials that support the drug business here are losing control and have been losing control since about a year and a half before the election. I believe that public officials are involved with obstruction of justice, extortion, embezzlement of public funds and receiving funds from illegal activities. I think the current investigations that actually began several years ago may bring some of those public officials that I think are involved in the drug business to light.

If you don’t believe all of this, I think you are in for a big surprise.

March 11, 2010 7:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of the local corporations are eagerly waiting for this hotel to open. Currently they have to send out of town clients to Exton or towards Lancaster to house them overnight. Also, the hotel plans call for a 68 person conference room. This will be a good place for different groups to hold meetings. The 30 by-pass at Rt 82 is far enough away from the crime centers to be plausable.

March 12, 2010 6:25 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The conference room and the space for wedding parties and birthday parties will be the big draw to there.
As most of you know most guys in coatesville have 3-4 girlfriends, the rooms will just be a more conveinent place to take them instead of running to exton or lionville. watch and see.

March 12, 2010 11:50 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll believe it when I see it. I try to avoid Coatesville like the plague! I haven't seen change in the "City" for along time. If the "City" can turn around that would be great. Lets just hope no one burns down the hotel when finished. Heck, the tools and equipment to build the hotel will probably be stolen before it gets built anyway.

March 12, 2010 5:05 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim, go blog somewhere.

March 16, 2010 8:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, this is almost on topic. the riverwalk groundbreaking ceremony was held and no mention of it on the daily local site. had to read about it on the inquirer site.

one snarky person there commented to the effect 'from lincoln highway to glencrest road is only 500 feet. big deal.'.

March 19, 2010 8:58 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to dig a little:


March 20, 2010 7:02 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try the front page of the DLN and it tells about the ground breaking.
Now if they can just keep the bad "element" away and keep it nice it is a start.

March 20, 2010 1:09 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coatesville CAN do something about the "bad element". Cotesville will be able to do this when her productive and supporting citizens grasp the fact that THEY are COATESVILLE. Coatesville is not the City Council or Manager. And it certainly isn't the human vermin/criminal element that have brought the city to its present state.

I remember the "other Coatesville", and marched in her Centenial Parade as a child. I'm certain that when the citizens stand as one, and move as one, the tide will turn.

Coatesville Expat

March 22, 2010 2:34 PM 

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