CITY TO BUY HOMES ON WESTERN & CARLETON AVENUES FOR FLOOD CONTROL

June 13, 2019 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on CITY TO BUY HOMES ON WESTERN & CARLETON AVENUES FOR FLOOD CONTROL 

The City of Fort Worth notified AHNA on June 12, 2019 that, contigent on City Council approval, they will buy 4 homes on Western and Carleton Avenues. Below is the letter:

Dear Arlington Heights Residents,

We want to provide you with an update on the voluntary property acquisition project to acquire flood prone properties on Western and Carleton between Bryce and El Campo.

On the agenda for the 7:00 PM, June 18 City Council meeting, recommendations will be presented for the voluntary acquisition of 4 properties in the Central Arlington Heights neighborhood using City Stormwater Management funding. Throughout this voluntary acquisition project, staff has maintained ongoing communication with additional property owners in the area who also may be interested in participating in voluntary property acquisition. Results of this ongoing communication appears to indicate additional voluntary property acquisitions may be forthcoming and presented to City Council in August 2019. City Council does not meet during the month of July.

In addition, 2 other properties on Western Ave have qualified for the use of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funding for voluntary property acquisition. The administrative process for receiving funding is ongoing and upon confirmation of funding, staff will coordinate the appraisals and upon receipt of the completed appraisals, offers will be made to the property owners.

We have received petitions from residents throughout the Arlington Heights community objecting to the voluntary acquisition project and we are continuing to listen to concerns as we develop recommendations for future property use. City staff appreciates the thoughts, opinions and input shared throughout this voluntary property acquisition project and our efforts are committed to working with all involved to optimize the outcome for all stakeholders.

For information about the results of the June 18th Council meeting pertaining to the voluntary acquisition project, please visit http://fortworthtexas.gov/projects/cfwcahdrainage/ where that decision will be posted after the meeting. In the meantime, that is also the location where you can review a list of Frequently Asked Questions, which were formed based on feedback received at the October 2018 public meeting on the project.

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact Mike Bennett with the City of Fort Worth at 817-392-7891 or mike.bennett@fortworthtexas.gov.

Respectfully,
Mike Bennett, P.E., PMP
Shield Engineering Group, PLLC
Project Manager
Capital Delivery Division
Transportation/Public Works Department
City of Fort Worth
Office: 817.392.7891
Cell: 817.307.9039

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