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Work continues on Northside neighborhood improvements

Posted April 3, 2019

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a crew helping pick up trash
Litter cleanup is an ongoing project being tackled by city crews.

Work continues this spring to make the Northside neighborhood cleaner and safer as part of a $3.05 million program funded by the City Council.

Residents likely have already noticed city crews mowing and clearing brush from foreclosed and vacant properties, removing damaged trees, trash and debris from roadways, and cleaning up litter in the neighborhood.

This is part of a yearlong strategy to increase public safety, improve public infrastructure, expand community engagement, promote economic revitalization and provide supportive services to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency.

Upcoming opportunities

A series of workshops and meetings will allow residents in the Northside neighborhood to learn more about how to improve their property and the community:
Park & Recreation-Forestry workshop, April 4, 6:30 p.m. Learn about free trees available through the Neighborhood Tree Planting Program and tree grant programs, hazard abatement, tree permitting process and how to volunteer at the Fort Worth Tree Farm.
Disaster preparedness and fire safety workshop, April 11, 6:30 p.m. Learn about fire safety, common fire hazards and barriers, smoke alarms, home safety plans and effective ways to prepare for a disaster.
Northside area community meeting, April 22, 6:30 p.m. In February, many residents shared valuable feedback during a community meeting. Based on those suggestions from more than 200 residents, city staff is ready to share more information about the types of improvements expected in the area.

All of these meetings and workshops will be held at the Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St.

About the program

Funding for the neighborhood improvement program 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.

In 2017, the city provided $2.56 million to implement capital projects aimed specifically at improving the Stop Six neighborhood. The next year, the Ash Crescent neighborhood in southeast Fort Worth received $2.77 million for improvements.

The targeted Northside area is bounded on the south by Jacksboro Highway, on the west by Roosevelt Avenue, on the east by Ellis Avenue and on the north by Northeast 25th Street. It will be the city’s largest area targeted for revitalization by this program.

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