Category Archives: City Council Priorities

Students Tackle Pet Homelessness In ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In the latest Support Quality Education Newsletter, residents can…

Federal Grants Help Improve Housing, Other Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents

Thanks to $4.6 million in grants from the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, more dreams will be realized in Arlington for low-to-moderate income residents. The Arlington City Council voted Tuesday to approve the proposed Program Year 2016 Action Plan. Subject to HUD’s approval, the Program Year 2016 Action Plan describes how the…

Put Technology to Work: Public Library Program Increases Teen Digital Literacy

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology To Work” as a priority. Technology touches all parts of the city life – our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities including investing in our economy, supporting quality education, enhancing regional mobility and championing…

Traffic Update: Johnson Creek Bridge on Abram Street Closed for Reconstruction from May to January

Drivers who regularly travel east Abram Street between Collins Street and Stadium Drive will need to plan alternate routes during reconstruction of the bridge over Johnson Creek. The bridge, located east of Collins Street near Meadowbrook Park, will be closed starting May 15 and isn’t expected to reopen until January 2017.…

City, Mansfield ISD Celebrate Completion of $18 Million Tri-Schools Road Project

On Friday, Arlington and Mansfield city and school leaders celebrated the completion of the $18 million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project in southwest Arlington. The project, part of the 2008 bond program, consists of street, sidewalk, drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements to Calender, Ledbetter and Russell roads near Carol Holt Elementary…

Arlington Prominently Showcased in ‘REDNews’ Magazine

Arlington: the American Dream City is prominently showcased in the latest edition of REDNews, a commercial real estate marketing publication. The April 2016 edition’s cover is an image of Arlington’s Entertainment District, showing Six Flags Over Texas, Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. The picture was taken in October 2015 as…

Enhancing Regional Mobility: I-30/SH-360 Interchange Breaks Ground

City, county and state leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the $233 million Interstate 30/State Highway 360 Project in Arlington earlier this month. The multi-year construction project, designed to reduce traffic congestion on both high-volume highways and to improve public safety, is the largest Proposition 1 funded project in the state. Read more…

$18 Million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project Completed Early

The $18 million Tri-schools road project in southwest Arlington is expected to be substantially complete by April, about five months earlier than scheduled. It’s another example of dreams getting done in the American Dream City. Although some minor work still remains to be done, all sections of Ledbetter Road, Calender Road and Russell…

GM, Arlington Commons Named Finalists in ‘Best Real Estate Deals’ List

Two Arlington businesses were named finalists Friday in the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2015. General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant, which announced a $1.4 billion investment last year, was the sole finalist for the Community Impact Deal honor. Arlington Commons was one of two finalists named for the Suburban…

Texas Live!, Champions Park Featured in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Exciting news came in December when the City and the Texas Rangers announced plans for the 100,000 square foot Texas Live! Entertainment Complex, along with plans for a 300 room upscale hotel with 35,000 square feet of convention space near Globe Life Park. That same month, Greenway Investment Company broke ground…