Ash Crescent was selected as the second Neighborhood Improvement Strategy target area. As part of this program, funds set aside by City Council were sed to improve neighborhood vitality and give residents paths to self-sufficiency.
While the neighborhood is relatively small - just .56 square miles containing less than one percent of the city's overall population - a high concentration of low- and moderate-income residents, as well as other indicators of distress like significant blight, inadequate public infrastructure, persistent public safety issues and low educational attainment make this area a prime candidate for improving the area's vitality.
The area does have several resources and projects in the works that promise quick, measurable improvements with improved coordination and investment, including:
To help address area needs, $2.77 million has allocated by the City Council to make Ash Crescent the target area for neighborhood improvements in 2018. The funding comes from a half-cent allocation of the municipal property tax rate to provide capital projects, improve public safety and attract private investment in underserved neighborhoods.
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See the changes so far, as the City of Fort Worth works with Ash Crescent residents, businesses and churches to revitalize the neighborhood.
The City of Fort Worth began implementation of pavement improvements to restore the street surface and add structural support to the existing pavement in May 2018.
The following street segments were improved:
The Ash Crescent program area is generally bounded by Sycamore Park and Cobb Park on the east, Riverside Drive on the west, Rosedale Street on the north and Glen Garden Drive on the south.