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Our January meeting will be
our next regular meeting.
Paschal Neighborhood Association's
Next Meeting is
Saturday, January 27, 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
A MESSAGE THE PRESIDENT
Wow, it has been a long time since we have updated our website! A
lot has gone on since then. Mainly, Paschal Neighborhood
Association has been building community among our neighbors.
I have noticed that their have been quite a few neighbors move back
into the neighborhood and that is encouraging. Further, I have
noticed a few more new rental houses have been built. Things are
changing. I believe that we have our work cut out for us just
keeping up with the times and the changes.
We will be looking for volunteers who want to work on some projects
concerning the “Walkability” of our neighborhood. Traffic has been
a big concern and we may want to take a look at what we can do to
increase the safety of our children as well as those who can’t move
as fast as they used to. We may also want to look at other
Most of you know that our association is voluntary. It does not
cost home owners or property owners any fees. For the most part, to
be a member, there is a $ 10.00 fee per address, per year.
What we gain from our association is really priceless. We get to
meet each other as neighbors and get to know each other; which has
Hope to see you at the next meeting,
City of Fort Worth Storm Water Management
Options Study - Project Summary Update
UPDATED NOV 2011
consultant team and the city have concluded that a combination of measures are
to be taken to lesson the effects of flooding. Some of the measures will
include transit oriented development, building retaining ponds, underground
storage of water, and others.
is a Watershed?
watershed is the area of land that catches rain and snow and drains into a
creek, river or lake.
businesses, roads, parks, schools and more can make up a watershed.
Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. Some are millions of square miles
while others are just a few acres.
Fort Worth residents live in a watershed. In fact, Fort Worth has over 700
watersheds. These watersheds flow downstream into a Fort Worth creek,
stream or lake, eventually ending up in the Trinity River.
Forest Park/Berry Drainage Committee has been working on practical
solutions for flooding in our area.
stake-holders who have been meeting with the City of Fort Worth Planning
and Development Dpt. are TCU, Berry Street Initiative, Neighborhood
Associations, The-T, and concerned residents.
Solutions to flooding problems combine several different ideas—
flood water retaining ponds, green space, land acquisition, and others.
The planning and development department has brought TOD (Transit
Oriented Development) into the realm of solutions.
Developers would be required to follow form-based code specifically
planned for the development of the area around the train station.
UPDATED OCT 2010
The City of Fort Worth Storm Water Division is
continuing its study of Feasible Options to address chronic flooding in
the Central Arlington Heights and the Forest Park/Berry areas. The initial
public meeting regarding this study was held on September 22, 2010. At
this meeting the purpose and scope of the study was explained. A
consultant team led by Michael Baker Jr. Inc. has been engaged to assist
the city, and a community stakeholder committee has been established to
assist the team in understanding the perspective of the affected
communities as we work together through the challenges. A main theme
introduced in the public meeting is that for a solution to be feasible, it
must be effective,
the community – and the goal of the City is to identify a solution that
meets these criteria. The goal of this process is to determine an agreed
upon solution and begin design in Spring of 2011.
Storm Water Management is important
to all of us. Come to our next meeting in January to find out more
about storm water management in our area.
Sanitary Sewer Main Rehabilitation
The project is complete.
Sauceda, project manager of the Sanitary Sewer Main Rehabilitation in our
neighborhood, gave us an update and said, “The
contractor (working on this project) will work until the last week of
January to accommodate the super bowl activities around the TCU campus.
Then return after the super bowl to finish the project on Berry St.
should be no road closures, however, to safeguard the publics safety,
traffic flow will be reduced to one way only at all construction areas
with the use of barricades and traffic cones.
the Project Manager Robert Sauceda at 817.392.2387 for more details.
Neighborhood will have more repairs done to its infrastructure beginning in
Sanitary Sewer Main Rehabilitation
(From Wayside Avenue to Gordon
• Gordon Avenue
(From Lowden Street to West Berry
• West Berry Street
(From Gordon Avenue to Wayside
• Townsend Drive
(From West Berry Street to Bowie
Paschal Neighborhood has been
experiencing a lot of needed construction.
There has been a Sanitary Sewer Main Rehabilitation project scheduled
to begin in October. This project is focused on replacing the existing 6-inch
sanitary sewer line in the mentioned area above with a
Residents in the area should not see
any interruption in services.
The project is expected to start in mid
October and to be completed in approximately 180 days (six months), weather
There should be no road
closures, however, to safeguard the publics
safety, traffic flow will be reduced to one way only at all construction
areas with the use of barricades and traffic cones.
Contact the Project Manager Robert
Sauceda at 817.392.2387 for more details.
2011 - The Cantey St. Sidewalk Update for Phase 2
this link for more information
most neighbors remember a sidewalk was paid for in 2009 to be built on both
sides of Cantey through our neighborhood.
The city divided the work into two phases.
Phase one was completed around July 2010.
Here is a report from Riad Nusrallah:
morning Mr. Hawkes,
completion of sidewalk on W Cantey St, will be under the upcoming contract
that went out for bid yesterday, the bid opining is scheduled for October 20,
2011 and will take another 4 to 6 weeks to execute the contract, therefore the
Contractor maybe able to start the work on W Cantey St by December 2011
look forward to the completion of the work on the sidewalk in our
for more updates and hopefully construction signs in the future!
Sidewalks are here!
Phase 1 is complete!
It looks like a patchwork now but when Phase 2 begins and is complete
it will be one contiguous sidewalk through our neighborhood.
Forest Park has been
It is nice to be able to
drive on Forest Park an it not feel like a ride on the Texas Giant!
Park's Infrastructure is being repaired!
crews have begun to update water.
that mean resurfacing for Forest Park along Paschal NA's western
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
we will have a sidewalk from
Forest Park to Stanley built on Cantey through our
neighborhood. If you add up the numbers .14, .14, .13, .14, .14, .13 it
equals .82 linear miles. That is about 4329 feet. The distance on
a map from one end to the other is 1400 feet. Since the city is
building sidewalks on both sides that equals 2800 feet. There is more
than enough in the estimate to have sidewalks on both sides of the
street. There would be about 1529 feet of sidewalk material left over
to take care of a curb or two.
A mile is about 85,000 dollars. .82 of a mile is about 69,700
dollars. 2800 feet would be about 45,000 dollars. 1529 feet of
sidewalk material are left over - Which is about 24,600 dollars available to
put toward a curb or two.
Link to the CDBG-R Grant information:
New Sidewalks for
Paschal ? January 2010
Paschal NA has been promised a new sidewalk
along Cantey. As most neighbors know
Cantey is now a heavily traveled cut-through in
our neighborhood. A few years ago the city extended Cantey
across the railroad tracks to 8th Ave. Since then we have seen a huge
increase in traffic on Cantey through our
neighborhood. Cantey was not built for this
increase in traffic. The city did not consult our neighborhood when it
extended the road and opened up our once - secluded, secure, and safe
neighborhood to the increased traffic.
But, it is hoped that the least the city can do is re-engineer and repair
Cantey so it can handle the increased traffic.
Further, it is hoped that the city will continue to make our neighborhood
more bike and pedestrian friendly as our neighborhood will be one of the
closest neighborhoods to the new train station at Berry and
City web page link -
sidewalk construction the City applied for - see this
pdf taken from the web site below - click here.
(Formally known as Neighborhood Night Out)
Association participated in another successful National Night Out
event. This year young people from the neighborhood led the event.
Rosalia Leon, Elizabeth Leon, and Maxx
Madaid led the grown-ups and youth as we all celebrated
community and heightened our awareness for crime prevention.
Rosalia, Elizabeth, and Maxx, who are also
Paschal High School students and leaders, gathered our little neighbors and
organized a blindfolded Piñata game. Also they hosted pizza for all of
Neighbors came out and we
discussed crime prevention and our neighborhood in an informal way.
Councilman Joel Burns and his assistant Kristi Wiseman came by and visited
with us all. Our neighborhood officer, Mark Russell, also came by and
visited with us.
We want to thank our
young Paschal Neighbors for a wonderful time!
Night Out is designed to:
awareness of crime prevention
for, and participation in local anti crime efforts
neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships
message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and
UPDATE: Paschal Rezoning
Paschal Neighbors Support Zoning Change and Council
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
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.
Watch the Paschal Neighborhood Association
August 5th City Council Meeting
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.
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.
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
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.
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
of October 8, 2008
Council Meeting to see this update- Paschal Neighborhood vote results.
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
Neighbors As A Whole Have Made A Decision
Paschal Leaders Concur.
Neighbors chose to sign the "Paschal Lease" with Four Sevens.
Neighbors met at Mexican Inn and signed more than 80 leases (95 to date,
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
T has purchased land to build a bus transfer station.
Neighbors on W. Berry Street are seeing the
beginning stages of the demolition of homes recently purchased by The T near
Berry Street, and the land being cleared, for the proposed bus transfer
The Bus Transfer Location will be located next
to the train station and will be associated with the train stations operation.
Train Update as of April 2009
The T and its rail project's consultant team led by URS
Corporation has been suggesting the possibilities for Transit Oriented
Development at and around the proposed train stations that have been
designated along the proposed commuter rail line.
Train Update as of January
The T and its rail
project's consultant team led by URS Corporation has produced several
documents to help the public with the progress that they have made toward
their goal of providing regional commuter train transportation. If you
are interested in how this will affect our neighborhood please following the
concerning taking of property at TCU Station.
about the TCU Station.
Analysis TCU - Berry Area
Plan TCU - Berry Station
Session TCU Berry Summary
CRC - TAC Meeting Summary.
of paper copies of this information.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement will also be available online at
The Train is Coming!
The - T has chosen Site - B
which is where present day
Kentucky Fried Chicken and
ChopStix Express are located.
the link below to find out more!