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JTWNA Public Meeting

JTWNA Public Meeting

Monday, September 27 (6:00pm)

Location
First Baptist Hurst at the Trails
9208 Trammel Davis Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Directions: Go north on Precinct Line road, cross the river north of the round-about. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right on Trammel Davis.

Gyna Bivens
D-5 Councilwoman

Guest Speakers
Gyna Bivens D-5 Councilwoman
Sandi Beraux District Director

Topics
Will be a general discussion of District 5 and JTWNA area issues, including active and upcoming zoning cases, increased traffic issues and potential solutions. 

This a perfect opportunity for JTWNA members and area residents to hear directly from your District 5 City Council person and ask important questions on issues that effect our area and residents.

With our last several JTWNA meetings being held on Zoom, this is a great opportunity to get back to in-person, face-to-face meetings.

Meeting August 31, at 7pm

Meeting August 31, at 7pm

Dear JTWNA Members and Concerned Citizens

August 31, at 7pm, John T. White Members and citizens are invited to a meeting to discuss a proposed Zone Change ( ZC-21-131) on a 5.2 acre property located at 8661-8689 John T. White Rd.
This property is located on the northeast corner of JTW and Randol Mill Rd.
The property being discussed is currently zoned E Neighborhood Commercial, and the developer who purchased it well aware of the current E zoning designation. Nevertheless, and with no communications with the JTWNA, he has filed to request a Zoning Change to R-2 Townhouse Cluster.
The JTWNA position is that this valuable, and perfectly placed commercial property is CORRECTLY ZONED as Neighborhood Commercial, and is in accordance with the Council Initiated Zoning Plan we worked with D-5 Councilwoman Gyna Bivens to create.
Members of the Bentley Village HOA and our JTWNA will meet at 7PM Tuesday August 31 at the Iglesia de Dios Church at the eastern end of John T. White Rd (the former Health and Raquet Club building) The address is 9065 John T. White Rd.
Please feel free to attend this Official JTWNA meeting whether you are a John T. White Neighborhood Association Member or just a concerned area resident.

The New 24 Acre Park Addition

The New 24 Acre Park Addition

JTWNA is proud to announce the FW City Council voted in favor to authorize staff to acquire 840 Cooks Lane. This acquisition doubled the size of Cobblestone Trail Park by adding 24 acres to it. We understand the intent is for the site to remain wooded with passive recreation. JTWNA was successful in working with David Cooke or City Manager, Council Woman Gyna Bivens and the Mayor to save hundreds of old growth Blackjack and Post Oaks from falling into the hands of developers looking to bulldoze this area to make way for starter homes. Thank you to everyone that participated in writing letters and supported this endeavor.

“I Speak for the trees”

“I Speak for the trees”

Off the beaten path, Daniel Serralde spent many days in the last month behind bushes watching over the trees and its destruction. He has been told off by the construction workers several times for attempting to trespass.

Yet, he kept coming back to check on the trees until a couple weeks ago when there were none left to look at at the Mockingbird Estates site.

“I speak for the trees. That’s what I’m doing,” said Serralde, a neighborhood resident and environment advocate. “The trees are silent, but right now these trees need our help.”

A new park?

A new park?

We’re excited to announce that the City Council will be voting on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm, to authorize staff to acquire 840 Cooks Lane from Fort Worth ISD. The developer who had the property under contract backed out after meeting with JTWNA when they realized the neighborhood would not support a zoning change that would allow the developer to bulldoze all of this beautiful trees and cram in apartments or 100’s of houses. This acquisition would double the size of Cobblestone Trail Park by adding 24 acres to it. I understand the intent is for the site to remain wooded with passive recreation. Please visit TheJTWNA.com. We need you to help us by writing letters in support of this exciting news, or speak at council. THIS IS NOT A DONE DEAL! Sign up with a FREE account with JTWNA so we can contact you by email with details on how you can help us make this happen.

Future of I-30 & Cooks Ln.

Future of I-30 & Cooks Ln.

What would JTWNA like to see on the vacant piece of land at the NE corner of Cooks Lane and I-30?

We have an opportunity to offer one of the last desirable group of properties to an investor willing to build the next master-planned, mixed-use development.

The area is on a direct line from Fort Worth to Dallas on I-30. We are close to the mega entertainment area of Arlington with Stadiums & Amusement Parks but lacks a development like this.

Many other areas have successfully created these master-planned destinations. Why not us.

This land WILL be developed sooner than later. What you you like to see?

Developer Meeting

Developer Meeting

Neighbors, we have gained enough respect as a Neighborhood Association that developers are working with JTWNA make adjustment to their proposals before approaching the city.

This gives us the ability to improve the project and push for layouts that otherwise would not have been considered.

Allofe Properties Would like to develop 13 acres of land behind the Walmart off JTW.

The first plan was to cram in 75+ townhomes on that property and that did not work for us. The developer went back and added 26 7,500sf lots and modified the plan. This will accommodate homes closer to 3,500sf. His plan is to buffer the neighborhood with the remaining townhomes.

We mentioned that we want a sit down restaurants so he purchased the piece of property facing JTW and plans to build that out as well.

I have attached the early plans so we can open this up for discussion.

This shows why JTWNA is important to our Neighborhood. In the past this would have hit zoning before we had a chance to mobilize against it or have any input.

Location is behind Sam’s Club off JTW
From our first meeting. We felt this was to much density.
The latest plan showing larger 7,500 lots and the addition of restaurant space.