Home > News

Ash Crescent neighborhood celebrates recent improvements

Posted Aug. 27, 2018

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
group shot with Blank Panther
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.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

Disciplinary Appeal of Indefinite Suspension of Cody Meyer: 9 a.m. May 22, 2019; Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Azalea Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth After School Coordinating Board: 11:30 a.m. May 22, 2019; FWISD Board Room, Board Conference Room, 2903 Shotts Street.
View the agenda »

Making Prospect Calls - Prospecting for Success: 11:30 a.m. May 22, 2019; James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »

City Plan Commission: 1:30 p.m. May 22, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. May 22, 2019; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
View the agenda »

Transit Moves Fort Worth Public Workshop Meetings: 5:30 p.m. May 22, 2019; Fort Worth Central Library, 500 West 3rd St.

Upper Clear Fork Wastewater Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. May 22, 2019; Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

WJ Boaz & Bowman Roberts Maintenance Project Meeting: 6 p.m. May 22, 2019; Northwest Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Drive.

Rolling Town Hall: 6 p.m. May 22, 2019; Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

Breakfast at the BAC - Cara Kennemer: 7:30 a.m. May 23, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »

Mayor's Committee on Persons With Disabilities: 10 a.m. May 23, 2019; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, Room 201 AB, 818 Missouri Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.
View the agenda »

Transit Moves Fort Worth Public Workshop Meeting: noon May 23, 2019; Central Station, 1001 Jones St.

Emergency Physicians Advisory Board: 12:30 p.m. May 23, 2019; TCMS Building, 3rd Floor, 555 Hemphill.
View the agenda »

Memorial Day Cookout at Riverside Community Center: 4 p.m. May 23, 2019; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. May 23, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Trinity River Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. May 23, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Affordability, Inc.: 5 p.m. May 23, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Transit Moves Fort Worth Public Workshop Meeting: 5:30 p.m. May 23, 2019; TCC Opportunity Center Room 1440, 5901 Fitzhugh Ave.

Collective Bargaining Negotiations : 2 p.m. May 24, 2019; IAFF Local 440 Office , 3855 Tulsa Way.
View the agenda »

Luau at Thomas Place Community Center: 6 p.m. May 24, 2019; Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

Your Historic and Replacement Windows Workshop: 9 a.m. May 25, 2019; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Bounce and Play at Diamond Hill Community Center: 10 a.m. May 25, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Senior Prom at MLK Community Center: 3 p.m. May 25, 2019; MLK Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

View the full city calendar and current meetings.