Category Archives: Community Development and Planning

City of Arlington Launches New Tool to Engage Residents

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The City of Arlington is taking online citizen engagement to a new level with the launch of a new website called “Speak Up Arlington,” giving residents a new way to connect with their city. The Speak Up Arlington site, which launches Tuesday, December 9, will allow residents to ask questions, Read more…

Arlington City Council Approves New York Avenue Corridor Strategy

A plan to revitalize the aging New York Avenue Corridor received the green light from Arlington City Council Tuesday night. City officials presented a plan that capitalized on the East Arlington area’s role as a city connector, as well as its cultural diversity and flourishing Hispanic and Vietnamese neighborhoods. Resident, Read more…

Arlington Announces Updates to City’s Current Comprehensive Plan

With Arlington’s population expected to exceed 410,000 people by 2030, now is the time to make decisions regarding its future direction.  Arlington’s Comprehensive Plan — the city’s primary policy and planning document — has served the city well since 1992, but it requires a complete overhaul so that it reflects Read more…

Parking Options for MAX Riders

If you’re planning to ride The MAX (Metro ArlingtonXpress) — scheduled to begin Monday, August 19 — parking is going to be easy and convenient.  The new commuter service will connect downtown Arlington to the CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. In downtown Arlington, riders can access free parking in the First Baptist Church surface Read more…

30 Days Left Until the Launch of Metro ArlingtonXpress

There are only 30 days left before the new Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX, starts rolling through the city. Beginning Monday, August 19, MAX will link downtown Arlington and University of Texas at Arlington to CentrePort Station/DFW Airport Station, where riders can catch the T, TRE or DART to other destinations Read more…

Arlington Housing Market One of the Strongest in the Metroplex

According to an article in the Dallas Morning News, the Arlington housing market continues to thrive, with homes sales and prices on the rise, even though mortgage costs have increased as well. This trend is occurring throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. During the first half of the year, 2,308 homes Read more…

Neighborhoods Safer Through Code Compliance Efforts

Keeping Arlington clean and well-tended is a process that takes all residents, say those who travel the City each day working with homeowners on maintaining their property and keeping neighborhoods looking their best. Code Compliance Services ensures that minimum standards of property preservation– which are designed to protect the health Read more…

Revitalization of Aging New York Avenue Moves Forward

A sweeping revitalization of the New York Avenue corridor could feature a retro 1950s theme mixed with international flair, tree-lined sidewalks and a walkable, urban design. These were among the ideas laid out by consultants and city leaders during a public meeting Saturday addressing the future of the east Arlington Read more…