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Work in progress for Northside neighborhood improvements

Posted Feb. 6, 2019

workers cleaning a yard
“Litter cleanup was one of the first projects undertaken by city crews.”

Work is already underway to make the Northside neighborhood cleaner and safer as part of a $3.05 million program funded by the City Council.

In January, neighbors may have seen city staff from various departments mowing and clearing brush from foreclosed and vacant properties, removing damaged trees, trash and debris from roadways, and cleaning up litter across the neighborhood.

This is the start 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.

Beginning on about Feb. 7, Northside neighborhood residents will receive a survey in the mail asking what improvements are needed. Is it better lighting to prevent crime, new park equipment, home repairs or more sidewalks? An online version of the survey will also be available.

At 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, join the North Side Neighborhood Association at a public meeting where community leaders and city staff will discuss the neighborhood improvement strategy. The meeting will be at Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St.

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:
Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Community Meeting. Share your suggestions about what improvements should be made in the area. More street lights, sidewalks, road repairs — city staff wants to know.
Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., Property Taxes 101 Workshop. Learn about delinquency notices, payment options and strategies to help lower property taxes.
Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., City Resources Workshop. Discover free city programs that can help with home repairs, income tax preparation, utility and water payment assistance and more.

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.

Learn more on the project page.

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Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Fort Worth Professional Fire Fighters Association Collective Bargaining Negotiations: 1 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Councill Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Work Session: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Black History Program at Southside Community Center: 11 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Workforce Delivery Systems Committee: noon Feb. 21, 2019; Board Large Conference Room, 1320 S. Univeristy Drive Suite 600.
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Community Action Partners (CAP) Council: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor, Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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Black History Program at Hillside Community Center: 6 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

Property Taxes 101 Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Deferred Compensation Oversight Committee: 9 a.m. Feb. 22, 2019; Fort Worth Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Feb. 25, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2019; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2019; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
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