May 17, 2017 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on MAY YARD OF THE MONTH 



by Karen Lang-Ferrell

Kelsy and Christian Gentry at 2117 Ashland are the winners of the May 2017 AHNA Yard of the Month Award.

They love their 1929 English Tudor home, which Christian purchased in 2009; Kelsy moved into the home in 2011, when the couple married. They both wanted a landscape design that was true to the period of the home, so they retired the desertscape that came with the house for a more traditional approach.  With the help of an architect who is a family friend, they opted for a symmetrical, tiered landscape design, fronted by Texas’s favorite turf, St. Augustine. The front garden space, which is currently planted with white pansies, changes to suit seasonally-relevant flowers. Well-manicured boxwood shrubs provide angular punctuation for the flower beds, and introduce the third-tier mass planting, a combination of Maiden ornamental grasses and red knockout roses – roses which fortunately escaped the blight that affected so many knockout roses last year. The roses and native grasses are excellent low-maintenance choices and once established, require low-to-moderate watering. Holly bushes serve as anchor plantings at the corners of the garden, with smaller holly bushes in large decorative pots framing the front door.  Two October Glory Maple trees provide shade from the late afternoon sun.

Christian and Kelsy enlist the help of a gardening service in the spring and the fall to change the seasonal flowers, since the couple works long hours. Christian and Kelsy enjoy plant shopping trips to Archie’s Gardenland, Calloways and Lowe’s. Kelsy and Christian have found the staff at Lowe’s to provide good turf advice.

The Gentry’s share their home with a 12-year old Billie, their Staffordshire/Bull Terrier mix furry friend. They appreciate the varied nature of the historical homes in Arlington Heights and enjoy walking the neighborhood.



May 17, 2017 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on FIRESTATION #18 BLOCK-PARTY SUNDAY THE 21st – 95 years old 

Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association, Texas Girls Choir, Crestline Neighborhood Association, and Firestation #18 cordially invite EVERYONE (and that means you) to celebrate once again this year the Station’s 95th Birthday.  Celebration of course includes food, fun, music, activities.  BBQ and hotdogs will be served, (adult) beverages provided by Ben E. Keith, Curley’s Custard, Central Market, Cookies by Design, and Bluebonnet Bakery.   LIVE MUSIC!  Face Painting!  Bounce House!  All the great stuff to celebrate our very own Station House #18, the Firefighters, and of course neighbors.  4pm – 8pm Sunday May 21st.  Come and go, but just be sure TO COME!

MEETING Thursday 5/18 @ 6pm – MU Zoning

May 17, 2017 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on MEETING Thursday 5/18 @ 6pm – MU Zoning 

Meeting you don’t want to miss 

Thursday, May 18

City Council Chambers

200 Texas St, FW, TX  76102


MU (Mixed-Use) or UR-Zoning close to us in Arlington Heights
On Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 in City Council Chambers city staff is holding a special open meeting to present the most recent proposed changes to MU and UR Zoning and hear comments from all interested, and all of us who live in Arlington Heights should be interested.

Many of the proposed 28 changes to the ordinance are welcome changes.  However, some might cause even more density, less parking and other changes that may threaten your neighborhoods.

The “poster child” for Fort Worth’s urban village/mixed use zoning concept is So 7 where it has been unfolding over the last 10 years.   Today, traffic congestion and the lack of parking spaces have emerged as the biggest challenges in So7, largely because of the dramatic reduction in parking requirements that come with mixed use zoning.  Another challenge in So7 is the predominance of bars in the area:  40 with 4 more in the works.  This does not include the almost 20 restaurants that serve alcohol.  Among the new changes proposed for mixed use zoning is adding bars to MU-1 which currently prohibits them.

Please join with other neighbors, neighborhoods associations, & neighborhood leaders to speak up at tomorrows meeting:

Thursday May 18

6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers

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