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Work progressing on neighborhood improvements

Posted June 6, 2019

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Litter cleanup in all three neighborhoods has been tackled by city crews.

Work continues in three neighborhoods to help make them cleaner and safer as part of a multi-million-dollar program funded by the City Council.

The program is part of an ongoing 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.

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.

Stop Six

In 2017, the city provided $2.56 million to implement capital projects aimed specifically at improving the Stop Six neighborhood.

So far, 88 percent of the funds have been expended on projects such as street and sidewalk construction, tree trimming, substandard building abatement, improved lighting at the MLK Community Center and security cameras. Projects still in the works include additional sidewalk construction and Bunche Park improvements.

Since the work has begun, crime rates have decreased by 24 percent. Resident satisfaction is up in most categories. The neighborhood has seen a 45 percent increase in property values and a 38 percent increase in building permits issued from 2015-18.

The Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department, the Housing Finance Corp. and Fort Worth Housing Solutions will issue a joint request for proposals to develop 127 parcels covering 42 acres in Stop Six.

Learn more about Stop Six improvements.

Ash Crescent

In 2018, the Ash Crescent neighborhood in southeast Fort Worth received $2.77 million for improvements.

So far, 46 percent of the capital expenditures have been made for 54 surveillance cameras, substandard building abatement, litter and dumping enforcement, new sidewalks and streetlights, street repairs, and park improvements. The Neighborhood Services Department has completed improvements on more than two dozen homes in Ash Crescent.

The Fort Worth Public Library plans to install a self-service book vending machine in a neighborhood park. The kiosk holds 200 books, and patrons can use a touch screen to search for items.

This month, a free summer day camp will be held for children ages 5-13, and breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided to all attendees.

Learn more about Ash Crescent improvements.

Northside

In 2019, the Northside area became the city’s largest area targeted for revitalization by this program. The area received $3.05 million.

Work began last December to demolish hazardous structures, remove 14 tons of litter and abate more than 40 nuisance property cases. Park improvements include new security lighting at Maddox Park and ADA sidewalk improvements at Northside Park.

Fort Worth Police will install 50 surveillance cameras beginning this fall.

Almost $2 million in street improvements will include resurfacing, sidewalks, and curb and gutter construction. Every streetlight in the target area will be upgraded between October 2019 and early 2020.

Learn more about Northside area improvements.

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Park Vista & Keller Haslet Intersection Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019; Villages of Woodland Springs Amenity Cener, 12209 Timberland Blvd.

Breakfast at the BAC featuring Dr. Stacia Alexander: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Tarrant County Adult Education & Literacy Consortium Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019; Workforce Development Board Offices, Large Conference Room, 1320 South University Drive, Suite 600.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019; City Council Work Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Work Session: 10 a.m. Sept. 19, 2019; City Council Work Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Community Action Partners (CAP) Council: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions FW Alliance Public Facility Corporation Meeting: 5 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019; FWSH Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Northwest Community Center Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019; Saginaw High School, 800 North Blue Mound Road.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Public Hearing: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Public Hearing: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Eastside & Southside Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019; Sycamore Community Center, 2525 East Rosedale St.

WORKSHOP: Lead-Safe Program (Presented in Spanish): 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18 St.

Barbershop Talk : 11 a.m. Sept. 20, 2019; Millennium Cuts, 8000 Wichita St No. 112.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee Meeting: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, 2019; James E. Guinn Building, 1st Floor, PharmaFab Conference Room #116, 1150 South Freeway.
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Tax Planning for Small Business: 9 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Presentations and Pitches Bootcamp: 9 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Fort Worth Crud Cruiser Event: 9 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019; MET Church, 11301 Old Denton Road, Fort Worth 76244.

WORKSHOP:Lead-Safe Program (Presented in English): 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Mental Health Awareness Fair at Como Community Center: 10 a.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Compost 101: 1 p.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Botanic Garden, 3408 West Freeway.
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Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band: 1 p.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane.

Field Trip to the Star in Frisco - Worth Heights Community Center: 2 p.m. Sept. 21, 2019; Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Sept. 23, 2019; City Council Confernce Room 290, 2nd Floor City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Fall Hats for Seniors at Como Community Center: 10 a.m. Sept. 23, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 2019; Fort Worth Central Station, Downtown Fort Worth, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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National Voter Registration Day: Sept. 24, 2019; Fort Worth Public Libraries.

Employee Life-Cycle - Interviewing, Hiring and What Comes Next: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee: 2 p.m. Sept. 24, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 24, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

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