Meet the Neighbors: East Arlington Renewal Champions Revitalization Efforts

Members of East Arlington Renewal recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Bel Air, a redevelopment project that will transform the site of what was once a dilapidated apartment complex near the General Motors Assembly Plant into affordable, quality housing for nearly 50 families.

The non-profit Housing Channel’s Bel Air development on East Abram Street is just one of numerous projects championed over the years by East Arlington Renewal, a civic organization led by residents from multiple neighborhoods who are dedicated to the beautification and revitalization of East Arlington.

The citizen group, formed in the early 1980s, works closely with the City of Arlington, the Arlington Independent School District, churches, Citizens on Patrol groups, business owners and other community stakeholders to make their East Arlington neighborhoods great places to live, work, play and learn.

“We are all about elevating East Arlington,” East Arlington Renewal President Sue Phillips said.

East Arlington Renewal members check out the plans for Bel Air during the housing project's groundbreaking ceremony on June 14, 2018.

East Arlington Renewal members check out the plans for Bel Air during the housing project’s groundbreaking ceremony on June 14, 2018.

The City of Arlington is proud to feature East Arlington Renewal in this month’s episode of Meet the Neighbors, a regularly scheduled web and video program that spotlights neighborhoods large and small across The American Dream City.

Neighborhoods wanting to learn more about City services available for neighborhood projects should register for the Neighborhood Network at www.arlington-tx.gov/pds/neighborhoods or send questions to neighborhoods@arlingtontx.gov.

The City’s Office of Communication develops programming for MyArlingtonTV. Viewers can find MyArlingtonTV programs on the following cable systems: Spectrum Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and streaming capabilities at www.arlington-tx.gov.

All episodes are also available on the City’s YouTube channelFacebook page and Twitter account.

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