Remembered as a mentor and leader for young people in the City of Chester, George Carter’s legacy now carries on at the city’s new recreation facility, the George E. Carter Center, which opened its doors this past fall in Chester’s east end at 7th & Madison Streets.
As part of an effort to expand recreational opportunities for Chester youth, the city worked diligently over the past several years to provide a new recreation center, allocating more than $2 million to make this project happen with additional funding secured through the state. With the former location for the Boys and Girls Club located off of Route 291 in an old filter treatment house, the new center now provides a better, more spacious facility and allows for safer access for Chester youth.
Bringing the first new hotel to Chester in 35 years, University Crossings celebrated its official grand opening on December 10, 2008. Located less than one block from Widener University, University Crossings is a residential and retail complex that features 57 apartments, a 60-room hotel, along with a bank, a 7-Eleven convenience store, and the Chester Police substation. All structures are ground-up buildings and have street level retail stores with pedestrian passageways through the building. The Best Western at Widener Hotel & Suites is contemporary in its design and will feature modern amenities and accommodations, including extended stay suites, a fitness center, and free shuttle services. The apartment complex, known as the Hub at Widener offers studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments, all equipped with a full kitchen, key card access and high speed Internet and cable television. The site for University Crossings, which was previously tax exempt as part of the university, has been added to the Chester tax rolls.
Located just off I-95 at I-476 in Chester, Delaware County, University Technology Park (UTP) is idyllically located on a 20-acre technology corridor between the Widener University Main Campus and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. This ideal business location provides its tenants with world-class facilities and easy access to technologies, scientists and engineers, as well as convenient proximity to educational, scientific, medical and other resources throughout the Greater Philadelphia and tri-state region. This union of public and private sector interests has produced a synergistic enterprise that is poised for rapid expansion.