Category Archives: Planning & Development Services

City to Highlight Downtown Businesses Each Month in 2019

Small business owners, from those who run restaurants and bakeries to those who offer professional services, make our Downtown a vibrant, exciting place to dine, shop, work and play. The City of Arlington would like to help highlight local businesses in the heart of the city through a new Small Business…

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 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 to Increase Gas Well Case Notification Area

The Arlington City Council, at its Oct. 16 meeting, directed staff to increase the resident notification distance for future natural gas well case public hearings from 600 feet to 1,320 feet, or a quarter-mile. This action is intended to increase awareness to residents on natural gas well activities in their areas and to…

Arlington Names New Planning and Development Services Director, Assistant Director

The City of Arlington on Friday announced a new director and assistant director to lead the Department of Planning and Development Services. Gincy Thoppil, who began her career with the City more than 13 years ago, will become the Planning and Development Services Director effective October 8. Richard Gertson, who has…

Community Invited to Participate in Downtown Arlington Master Plan Update

With new businesses and housing options and more public art and cultural opportunities, a lot has changed in the heart of Arlington since the City’s last Downtown Master Plan was completed in 2004. In January, the City of Arlington began work on a comprehensive update designed to guide development in the…

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Ranked No. 4 Among ‘Most Entrepreneurial Cities of 2018’

It’s no secret Arlington continues to provide a business-friendly climate and an environment for cultivating entrepreneurship. That environment is being recognized on a national scale this month as the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area is ranked 4th in the nation for entrepreneurs by FitSmallBusiness. com. FitSmallBusiness. com looked at 40 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the…

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Again 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 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 November 1, 2017

The City of Arlington is pleased to announce another 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. Neighborhoods can apply for up to $25,000 for neighborhood projects.…

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…