Category Archives: Community Development and Planning

Arlington Grants Manager Elected to National Executive Board

Sheryl Kenny, Grants Manager for the City of Arlington, has been elected to serve as an executive officer for the National Community Development Association. The nonpartisan, nonprofit association represents local government around the country and supports affordable housing and economic development to better communities especially for low and mid-income residents. Kenny said…

Arlington Approves Nearly $161,000 in Neighborhood Matching Grants

Neighborhood entrance signs, a butterfly garden and playground enhancements are just a few of the projects that will receive funding this year through the City of Arlington’s Neighborhood Matching Grant program. On April 25, the Arlington City Council approved nearly $161,000 in grant funds for 12 projects proposed by neighborhoods across…

Ask Arlington: Neighborhood Matching Grant Applications Due Feb. 15

“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be.  All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Recognizes Arlington’s Successes

The City of Arlington recently received an exemplary performance evaluation from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the administration of $4.7 million in federal housing and community development grant funds. The evaluation report provides an overview of accomplishments by the City of Arlington in the past program…

Arlington Opens Neighborhood Matching Grant Program Nov. 1, 2016

The City of Arlington is pleased to announce the Neighborhood Matching Grant Call For Projects. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is available to fund improvement projects that will beautify and enhance the public spaces in neighborhoods throughout The American Dream City. Project examples include public art, beautification, landscaping, sidewalks, traffic calming,…

‘Make a Difference’ Website Highlights Transformative Development Projects

The Community Development and Planning Department’s “Make a Difference” website features articles that highlight transformative redevelopment and renovation projects within our city. These projects include facelifts to building facades, new sign packages, updated landscaping, total site redevelopment, and many other private reinvestment projects. Articles on the site include before and after…

With City’s New Block Party Trailer, Neighborhoods Have All They Need to Get The Party Started

LaKeshia Walker wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary when she organized her Echols Street neighborhood block party for for the sixth year in a row. She’d assigned various tasks to neighbors and had chosen the theme for this year’s event – favorite football teams – a long time ago. But when Walker went…

Arlington Unveils New Neighborhood Block Party Trailer

Planning a neighborhood block party? The City of Arlington has a new Block Party Trailer filled with picnic tables, ice chests, games and other party needs available for free to registered neighborhood groups. The goal of the Block Party Trailer is to advance community engagement goals in the American Dream City…

FOCUS 287 Strategic Plan Defines Long-Term Vision for U.S. 287 Corridor

FOCUS 287, a new US 287 Corridor Strategic Plan adopted by the Arlington City Council, defines a long-term vision for the area that includes future growth and reinvestment in existing neighborhoods and businesses. The plan to create a one-of-a-kind destination also incorporates natural spaces, rural character and lower density neighborhoods valued…