I want to thank all of you who have joined the Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association.
If you haven’t joined yet, click here to sign up online or download a form you can mail to us.
For those of you who are not members – perhaps you’ve let your membership lapse, or you’re new to the neighborhood, or you don’t know about the neighborhood association – here’s why membership is important.
You get a direct say in projects.
Do you want to see beautification improvements in our neighborhood entrances? Would you like to see improved traffic safety along Weatherred near Durham Park, near Dumont and Nottingham, and the S curve on South Weatherred? How about adding some new events for our neighborhood, such as a BBQ or chili cook off, a holiday light tour, or a weekend music event?
If you said yes to any these you should be a member. The fact is, we can’t accomplish these without your support and financing through membership dues.
Members also gives us a platform to collectively voice our support or concerns to the city.
Is progress toward West Spring Valley or Main Street redevelopment important to you? Be a member and add your voice. Here’s what our members have to say about these projects:
- A community-based committee is needed to oversee progress, report status updates to the neighborhoods, and also provide feedback to help guide the redevelopment activity.
- Redevelopment should include high-quality restaurants, retail and residential as part of the multi-use plan.
- The Main Street project should maintain historical sites and not lose diversity and variety of businesses and culture.
- Promenade, walk-ability and green spaces are important. Note: The walk/bike path along the DART rail line is now open between Renner to the north and Buckingham to the south.
- By and large residents of Richardson Heights continue to support the redevelopment strategies, though some felt their voices may be too small to be heard due to the massive scale of the redevelopment zones. When we work together we can raise the volume.
- These projects should be creative and look for ways to take advantage of industrial or warehouse spaces in the North Main Street area, similar to the work living spaces that are cropping up in the Dallas design district, North Oak Cliff and Deep Ellum.
- Restyle older buildings to breathe new life into the structures and bring in more businesses and interest. Perhaps something similar to the South Congress revitalization in Austin.
Thanks again for your support. We look forward to getting our beautification, traffic and event projects off the ground. Please send me a note if you are interested in helping make these projects a success.