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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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Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 2018; James E. Guinn Building, First Floor, Pharma Fab Conference Room #116, 1150 South Freeway.
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Holiday Movie Night at North Tri Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 14, 2018; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Code Rangers: 9 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Mayor Betsy’s Jingle Bike & Ball: 10 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018; Chesapeake Plaza, 100 Pier 1 Plaza.

Trinity Metro Board of Directors: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Disciplinary Appeal of Three-Day Suspension of Roger Ballard: 9 a.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Classroom #1134, 505 W. Felix Street.
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Deferred Compensation Oversight Committee Special Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Christmas Social at Hillside Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

Civil Service Commission: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex Auditorium, 505 W. Felix Street.
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Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Commercial Board of Adjustment Work Session: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Holiday Breakfast and Bingo at Southwest Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: noon Dec. 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Christmas Social at Southside Community Center: 4 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Christmas Bingo at Doc Session Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania.

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