Paschal Neighborhood Association's Next Meeting is
Saturday July 30, 2016
We will meet at 10:30 AM
At Southside City Church
Formerly known as
Park Temple Baptist Church
2100 W. Lowden St. Fort Worth, TX 76110
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Neighbors, Please keep an eye out for people who do not seem to belong in the neighborhood. There has been a few thefts of opportunity.
If you leave your garage unattended or leave the house for a few minutes, people have been walking up to houses and taking things. If you know where this woman lives or you see this woman, please call Robert McClellan our NPO and report her. Robert's email and phone are to the left under useful numbers.
If you see anyone carting anything down the street with a neighbors trash can, call the police and report them.
April Letter to Neighbors
Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines Encroach as:
Full Definition of encroach
Developers continue to buy property and build rental property even though there are housing shortages in DFW and the properties they are building could be sold to families.
We are seeing encroachment in Paschal Neighborhood. We are a family neighborhood being gradually changed to a rental
neighborhood; mostly TCU students.
The city's efforts to slow down this phenomena with zoning restrictions has only reduced the prices these developers are having to pay for our properties. One by one our neighbors are leaving and, it seems, one day we will be surrounded by rental properties that could be sold to families, but that will not be sold to families due to developer strategies that do not favor selling to families.
This is the trend we are seeing.
Next meeting, we will begin to talk about zoning and what it has done for us and what it has not.
See you at our next meeting, April 30th,
Paschal Neighborhood Association President
January Letter to Neighbors
We have a lot of work to do and the association is looking for volunteers to help the neighborhood transition into a new era. The Paschal Neighborhood is one of the best placed neighborhoods, as well as economically valued, in the TCU area. With access to the best schools and in biking/walking distance from many of the best locations for recreation, education, and dining, there is no reason why we should not have young couples and families moving into the neighborhood. Some may families may have to pay an inflated price for an older house, however we think they will more than recoup the cost in ease of access to the best schools and venues in Fort Worth.
We want to ask all neighbors to reconsider accepting offers of $80,000 or even $150,000. It is very difficult to replace your house for that price and almost impossible to relocate in an area with neighbors like ours! Developers want you to sell cheap so they can rent your property for a profit. It might be better for our neighbors to rent their property and let their property pay for their next house.
Nominal 2 bedroom houses are averaging $ 1,500.00 a month for rent in our area. Several houses in our area sold for approximately $150,000.00 just to be converted in TCU student housing. An older, three bedroom might get $ 700.00 a bedroom per month.
All that to say, please do not give away your property. At the very least, keep it and rent it yourself. You may want to move back or give it to the kids. We have seen many long time owners moving back into their rental property in our neighborhood and we have seen several families move into our association. We hope to see you at our next meeting. Come and volunteer for something.
Have you seen these trucks?
A maroon truck licenced GVW 5983 and white truck GVZ 1716.
These two trucks were seen vandalizing several properties. Please call the Paschal Neighborhood Association with any information or call officer Steve Howze at 817-355-4222 or Officer Keith at 817-944-1038.
It is time for Cowtown Cleanup Again. Come to the January meeting to help plan!
Last Years Cowtown Cleanup Results for 2015
The Neighborhood Association with the Largest Particpation!
Great Job Neighbors!
Some of Last Years Participants Click on thumbnail to enlarge pictures
I want to thank Ralph Hawks for heading the Cowtown Cleanup Committee! Good Job
City of Fort Worth Storm Water Management
Feasible Options Study - Project Summary Update
UPDATED NOV 2011
UPDATED OCT 2010
Sanitary Sewer Main Rehabilitation
Update November 2011
Update January 2011
Paschal Neighborhood will have more repairs done to its infrastructure beginning in October.
November 2011 - The Cantey St. Sidewalk Update for Phase 2
Sidewalks are here!
Phase 1 is complete!
BIKE FORT WORTH (see the link below)
Update on the Paschal Sidewalks for Paschal July 2010
Phase 1 complete.
The sidewalks are not complete and it would be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair but when Phase 2 begins there will be a completed sidewalk on both sides of the street and it will be safe for wheelchair use.
The City has started working on sidewalks and according to the City website link
Link to the CDBG-R Grant information:
New Sidewalks for Paschal ? January 2010
City web page link - http://www.fortworthgov.org/recovery/details.aspx?id=65134
Texans National Night Out
(Formally known as Neighborhood Night Out)
UPDATE: Paschal Rezoning
Paschal Neighbors Support Zoning Change and Council Agrees
That is the Fort Worth Way
Paschal Neighbors wanted the zoning change and went to the City Council Meeting on August 5th and showed their support! Most neighbors stayed past 11:00 PM and witnessed the end of a hard fought battle with developers and their lawyers. Paschal Neighbors were able to realize a zoning change from B-2 to A-5 Single Family.
We want to thank all those neighbors, city consultants, and the opposition for being so engaged with the issue and helping to inform everyone.
Paschal Neighbors welcome development and invite developers to come to our Association Meetings. Paschal Neighbors are very interested in staying a community where most neighbors know each other and can raise a family in a great location with great schools.
GAS LEASE UPDATE as of January 2009
As of July 26th, 2008
We want to thank Chesapeake for their donation to the Paschal Neighborhood Association at our July Meeting.
Paschal Neighbors thanked Kevin Strawser, Chesapeake's representative, who presented the donation to the Paschal NA at our last regular meeting.
As of September 9th, 2008
Paschal Neighborhood Association Leaders have not asked neighbors their point of view on the issue of the 8th Ave drill site. In anticipation of Chesapeake asking Paschal Neighbors for their support for the 8th Ave drill site, we look forward to exploring this issue at our October Neighborhood Association Meeting. As of September 9th, 2008 neighbors have not discussed the issue.
As of September 12, 2008
Update: As of September 12, 2008, Chesapeake, who has had meetings with all of the surrounding neighborhoods, has asked to have a meeting with Paschal Neighbors before the October 7th, meeting with the Fort Worth Council. Paschal Neighborhood Association is working out the details with Chesapeake to call a Special Meeting to accommodate Chesapeake and help facilitate discussion between Paschal Neighbors, Chesapeake, and the opposing view.
As of September 15, 2008
Update: As of September 15, 2008, Paschal Neighborhood Association will call a neighborhood meeting and will hand deliver notices to homeowners living in the neighborhood. Because the meeting is a special meeting we will be holding the meeting at another location. If you are a Paschal Neighborhood Resident or Absentee Owner please call for more information.
As of September 23, 2008
Update: As of September 23, 2008, Paschal Neighborhood Association called a Special Meeting at Mexican Inn to accommodate Chesapeake. Chesapeake wanted to discuss the 8th Ave High Impact well site permit and proposed 8th Ave well site. They wanted to know if Paschal Neighbors supported the High Impact Well Permit at the 8th Ave well site. Discussion was limited to a debate between Chesapeake and Neighborhood Leaders from Berkeley Place and Ryan Place Improvement Association. After the debate a vote was taken. Paschal Neighbors voted "No" on the question of supporting the High Impact Well Site on 8th Ave. Further, Paschal Neighbors passed a resolution that asks the Fort Worth & Western Railroad to cover graffiti, landscape, take care in offloading materials onsite, and consider neighbors when blocking streets.
As of October 7, 2008
Update: As of October 7, 2008, Paschal Neighborhood Association Leaders will report the results of the called special meeting held September 23rd to the Fort Worth City Council.
As of October 8, 2008
As of January 2009
Chesapeake is developing a master plan to present to the Fort Worth City Council. They are working with different parties who are involved - including neighborhood associations. They believe that they can resolve some issues concerning drilling in our urban area by putting together a plan that would develop a large area; including TCU. The master plan would direct potential problems away from the neighborhoods (drilling, trucks, noise, etc).
As of October 2009
The master plan is in affect for most of the TCU area. Paschal Neighborhood is does not have a well-site yet. Many of Paschal area leases will begin to expire in 2010. If you have a choice, please consider not signing a new lease until a well-site is identified. Before you sign anything get legal assistance and if you would like to talk about this please contact someone in the Paschal NA leadership.
GAS LEASE INFORMATION as of 11-12-2007
Paschal Neighbors As A Whole Have Made A Decision
And Paschal Leaders Concur.
Paschal Neighbors chose to sign the "Paschal Lease" with Four Sevens.
Paschal Neighbors met at Mexican Inn and signed more than 80 leases (95 to date, 11/12/2007).
A majority of Paschal Neighbors have signed with Four Sevens and are anticipating Chesapeake's drilling a gas well in the future.
Follow the link to the Gas Lease Page
and other Information.
Train Update as of July 2010
The T has purchased land to build a bus transfer station.
Train Update as of April 2009
Train Update as of January 2009
The Train is Coming!
The - T has chosen Site - B
which is where present day
Kentucky Fried Chicken and ChopStix Express are located.
Follow the link below to find out more!