March 31, 2015

Seeking Your Feedback: The T Master Plan

Oakhurst residents; Councilwoman Ann Zadeh is requesting your participation regarding the future of public transportation in Tarrant County. See below for details:

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) will be conducting six public meetings in April to solicit feedback from the public about how transit could best serve Tarrant County in the near-term and future.

The meetings will serve to inform The T's Transit Master Plan that currently is underway. The plan will include a review of current service, identify opportunities to expand transit service to meet the growing needs of the region, and determine what resources could be allocated to pursue those opportunities.

The meetings will be open house-style events, with several interactive activities featuring maps where attendees can show how they would improve service, as well as tradeoff exercises where participants can vote for their priority transit issues. Staff will give a brief presentation during each open house to share the progress of The T Master Plan. Attendees will be able to talk one-on-one with T staff, or participate in a question and answer session after the presentation.

Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Noon Presentation)
Tarrant County College
Alliance Corporate Training Center
13600 Heritage Parkway Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76177

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. Presentation)
Heritage Church of Christ
Family Center/Auditorium
4201 Heritage Trace Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76244

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Noon Presentation)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Presentation)
Intermodal Transportation Center
1001 Jones Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Thursday, April 16, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Noon Presentation)
MLK Community Center
5565 Truman Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76112

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. Presentation)
Southwest Regional Library
4001 Library Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109

The displays and presentation at each forum will be the same. Attendance is open to the public, and each facility is wheelchair accessible. Anyone needing hearing, sight or language interpretive services should contact The T's Human Resources Department at 817.215.8621, 48 hours in advance of the meetings. 

Feedback can also be provided through an online MindMixer Town Hall and the newly launched Build Your Own Transit System tool. More information on how to participate and provide feedback in this year-long planning initiative is available on the project website.

This Weekend: ONA Easter Egg Hunt!

Our annual ONA Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday!  Bring your kids and grandkids and join in on the fun.  Click on the image below for details:

Annual ONA Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 10am
Oakhurst Park

March 17, 2015

Coming Soon: ONA Easter Egg Hunt!

Mark your calendars!  Our annual ONA Easter Egg Hunt is fast approaching!  We need your donations of candy and eggs, as well as volunteers.  Click on the image below for details:

Annual ONA Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4, 10am
Oakhurst Park

March 15, 2015

Save the Date: Cowtown Cleanup

Saturday, March 28th is the Cowtown Great American Cleanup sponsored by the City of Fort Worth.  This year, the neighborhoods in Riverside have decided to pool their resources and people-power for a cleanup that will benefit all of Riverside.  “We always have a great turnout in individual neighborhoods for this event, but it makes sense to pool together in light of all the redevelopment and new development planned for the area.  Cleaning the gateway to Riverside is a great place to start,” says Rick Herring, Moderator of The Riverside Alliance, sponsor of DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE.
Developer Pretlow Riddick plans to help with the cleanup.  Riddick is about to start developing land on the bluff overlooking Oakhurst Scenic Drive.  “It’s great to see the community get involved in the future of Riverside, from getting their hands dirty at a cleanup to supporting local businesses in the area,” says Riddick.  “I want to get in there with them, and I hope to see other commercial property owners and business owners join us.”

Riddick has purchased property in Six Points Urban Village / Riverside Arts District that he hopes will soon be occupied by additional tenants who will draw residents and visitors to the area.  He sees restaurants, coffee shops, retail, and urban residential mixed-use development as key to creating a vibrant and walkable urban village community.  An improved streetscape is expected to be completed within the year that will include new lighting, street furniture, public art, and landscaping on Race Street.

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE takes place between 8:30 am and 11:30 am followed by lunch (dutch-treat) at Dino’s, 2707 Race Street.  Send a message to if you want to participate.

March 11, 2015

Participate in the Future of Riverside

The City of Fort Worth will be hosting a collaborative design and planning exercise for Six Points Urban Village, and you are welcome to stop by and provide your input!

Please see this PDF for more details:

Six Points Urban Village Design Charrette
Thursday-Sunday, March 19-22
Riverside Baptist Church
3101 Race Street

March 8, 2015

Oakhurst's Young Neighbors Cookout!

Join us for Oakhurst's Young Neighbors Cookout
(Singles and couples welcome!)
Saturday, March 28, 5:00pm
Hosted by Jessica and Aaron Latchaw, 2105 Morning Glory Avenue
Sponsored by the ONA Welcoming Committee

Hope you can come!  More info to follow!

March Oak Leaflet Now Online!

Check out this month's issue of The Oak Leaflet online!  This issue outlines our March ONA meeting agenda, apartments proposed along Oakhurst Scenic Drive, the upcoming Cowtown Cleanup, the return of the Young Life program to the Riverside area, and updated details on the ONCOR transmission tower replacement project.
Visit our Newsletter Archive to view or download your copy.

The Snowmen of Oakhurst

It's hard to believe that we saw snow, ice, freezing rain, and even thundersleet last week in Oakhurst!  Here's a fun reminder of sights around the neighborhood just a few days ago...