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Ash Crescent neighborhood celebrates recent improvements

Posted Aug. 27, 2018

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The Black Panther himself showed up to help Ash Crescent residents enjoy a movie night.

Ash Crescent residents celebrated ongoing improvements in their neighborhood with an end-of-summer movie night hosted by the city’s Neighborhood Services Department.

More than 130 residents gathered for a screening of “Black Panther,” hot dogs, snow cones and pickles on the lawn of Best Maid Products. District 8 Councilmember Kelly Allen Gray welcomed residents to the celebration.

The Ash Crescent neighborhood is bounded by Sycamore Park and Cobb Park on the east, Riverside Drive on the west, Rosedale Street on the north and Glen Garden Drive on the south. The City Council provided $2.77 million in funding to the Ash Crescent neighborhood as the 2018 target area for neighborhood improvements. The funding comes from a ½-cent allocation of the municipal property tax rate to provide capital projects, improve public safety and attract private investment in underserved neighborhoods.

Improvements in Ash Crescent so far:

  • 38 tons of brush and trash removed.
  • 20 cameras installed to capture illegal dumping.
  • 17 hazardous structures demolished or repaired.
  • Nine dead, hazardous or nuisance trees removed.
  • 83 LED streetlight upgrades.
  • Pets for Life spay/neuter and vaccination event.
  • Door-to-door outreach with Code Compliance and Neighborhood Services staff.
  • Six community, stakeholder and ministerial meetings.
  • Community street carnival and resource fair.

View a new video that shows the positive impact this program is having in Ash Crescent.

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Community Development Council: 6:15 p.m. Nov. 14, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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