Category Archives: Community Development and Planning

Arlington Unveils New Neighborhood Block Party Trailer

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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

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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…

Who is on Your Roof? Tips to Pick a Roofing Contractor

Articles Roofing Hail Storm 03-23-16

The Insurance Council of Texas estimates the hail storm that hit Tarrant County on March 17 will result in $600 million in auto and property claims. Over the coming weeks, Arlington residents may receive a knock on their door from roofing contractors offering to repair damaged shingles or replace the roof. Because choosing a roofing contractor can be…

City Names John M. Dugan Community Development & Planning Director

Articles Arlington John Dugan 03-03-16

The City of Arlington has named John M. Dugan its new Community Development and Planning Director. Dugan comes to Arlington from San Antonio, where he has directed long-range planning, community development and redevelopment, downtown planning, urban design, federal grants administration and other responsibilities since 2012. The seasoned professional planner has more than…

City Development Standards Help Beautify Entertainment District

Articles Entertainment District 01-14-16

Site development, building design and streetscape standards are helping to improve the appearance and beautify Arlington’s Entertainment District. The newly rebuilt Chick-fil-A store on Collins Street is the most recent example to showcase the Entertainment District Overlay Standards.  Other projects on Collins Street that have complied with the overlay standards are Chase Bank at Randol Mill Road,…

Arlington Winner of NCDA Audrey Nelson Community Development Award

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The City of Arlington has been selected to receive the 2016 Audrey Nelson Award for its work with the Development Corporation of Tarrant County (DCTC) to develop housing for first-time homebuyers in the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA). The construction of new, affordable single-family housing is part of the initiative to…

Arlington Announces Opening of Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

Articles Neighborhood Grant Program 12-30-15

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. Sample projects include: public art, beautification, landscaping, sidewalks, traffic…

City of Arlington Releases 2014 Annual Growth Profile Results

Articles Government 10-28-15

The City of Arlington releases the results of the 2014 Annual Growth Profile, conducted each year by the Community Development and Planning Department. In 2014, Arlington saw a slight increase in population and just over 54 percent of the City’s land was zoned for residential use. Arlington Municipal Airport also saw an…

Two New Historical Sites Approved by Arlington City Council

Articles Landmarks 09-09-15

Two new historical markers will soon be added to the Arlington landscape after city council members approved a resolution designating the Old Mayor’s House,  814 East Abram Street, and Vaught House, 718 West Abram Street, as places in Arlington with significant historical value. At the direction of City Council, the Landmark Preservation Commission…

Arlington to Host Urban Drilling Educational Forum Aug. 1

Articles Meeting 07-23-15

Residents are invited to attend the City of Arlington’s Urban Drilling Educational Forum being held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Arlington Convention Center. In an effort to increase transparency, the Urban Drilling Educational Forum will provide attendees with information on the roles and responsibilities of the local and state regulating…