Ridglea North News

August 2021

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QuikTrip Development

Over the last few months, RNNA has shared QuikTrip's (QT) plans to build at 6201 Camp Bowie Blvd. In July, QT representatives met with the city's Urban Design Commission (UDC) to discuss their request for waivers from the Camp Bowie Boulevard Revitalization Code. QT also met with the City of Fort Worth Board of Adjustment (BOA) regarding QT's variance request for the property. Both of these meetings resulted in a continuance to the August meetings. The upcoming UDC meeting will be on August 19, and the BOA meeting will be August 18. RNNA will continue to update neighbors as the details of these meetings are announced. RNNA does not have updated plans from QT at this time but will continue to share news as it is received. 

Please note that QT has not requested a change to the zoning of this property, as the property is already appropriately zoned for this type of business. At this time, the RNNA Board has not provided a statement of support or opposition, as QT continues to work with the UDC and BOA regarding its design requests. If you have feedback relating to the design of the building as it relates to the Camp Bowie Boulevard Revitalization Code, or to the requested variance as it relates to city code, please provide your comments to the boards shown below.

Board of Adjustment variance request - contact BoardofAdjustment@fortworthtexas.gov

Urban Design Commission waiver request - contact sevanne.steiner@fortworthtexas.gov

A look back at the RNNA July 4th Celebration

Our July 4th Celebration was a huge success! Thanks to our first responders, business parade participants, neighbor parade participants, event volunteers, special guests Mayor Mattie Parker and District 3 Council Member Michael Crain, and of course to you our wonderful neighbors and members for celebrating your July 4th holiday with us! Enjoy this photo slide show, courtesy of Ridglea Hills neighbor Rick Irving who volunteered his time to photograph the event.

Volunteer Opportunities with RNNA

RNNA is excited to announce that Christina Ewin will serve as Public School Liaison. Thank you for serving our neighborhood, Christina!

Looking to get involved with RNNA?

  • We have several block captain vacancies. Contact Neighbors Director Lynn Newman if you are interested in serving as a block captain.
  • RNNA is in need of a committee chair for our upcoming Movie in the Park. Contact RNNA President Tyler Wright to learn more.

News from the City

Summer Open Houses

Plan to attend one or more of the city's upcoming open houses to learn about important topics including a list of the 2022 Bond Election proposed projects, redistricting software and the timeline for the redistricting process, how the 2022 city budget is put together, the Fort Worth Comprehensive Plan and updates to help guide city growth and development, and information from numerous city departments. Click here for dates, times, locations and more information.

FWPD #FortWorthSafe Program

Recognizing that Fort Worth had a growing violent crime rate which needed to be addressed quickly, Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes launched #FortWorthSafe on May 10th. Fort Worth Safe is a crime reduction operation focused on violent crimes such as homicide, robbery, shootings and aggravated assault. Click here for information.

Yard of the Month

The Yard of the Month for August is 6456 Locke, home of Patti & Kenny Bradley. The Bradley’s have lived in Ridglea North for 3 years and Kenny’s hobby is his yard. Patti says he has a talent for selecting interesting combinations of plants that love their shaded yard. The front of their home is framed by two large, beautiful oak trees that create an amazing garden for a variety of shade loving plants such as coleus, ferns, caladiums, elephant ears, impatiens and even a small ivy that is growing on a rock! A bench, an American flag and an inviting front porch complete the ambience of this serene yard on the west end of Locke in Ridglea North. Please drive by – you will be glad did. Thanks to Patti & Kenny Bradley for keeping our neighborhood beautiful!

Neighbor Spotlight: Christina Ewin

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. I am lucky to call myself a Fort Worth native. As my family has been here for generations I love exploring our town and imagining how it has changed over time. I work as a Realtor with Williams Trew and have the pleasure of exploring all over the city, though West Fort Worth is my hometown. Usually, my "exploring" takes me far and wide, as I am an avid outdoorswoman. I enjoy camping, hiking, climbing, and anything that can be labeled adventurous. I especially love taking my dog, Annie, out for hiking trips!

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North?  I am coming up on a year in Ridglea North! I found my house at the perfect moment and it all came together quickly. I have had such a warm experience moving here and have the best neighbors!

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? So far, the Fourth of July parade! I was joined in my front yard this year by my mom and best friend. We set up a table and made a whole morning of it. Handing out pinwheels to children and first responders after such a trying year is a memory I will cherish for ages -- and seeing the Mayor at the front of the parade was a treat, too!

4) What’s your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? There are many... but currently, I have really enjoyed getting to know the new restaurants and neighborhoods that have popped up since I moved back home. I lived in Austin for eight years while I was at school and working in non-profit. During my time away, the city seems to have exploded! So far, my favorite finds are Tinies on South Main and Mariachi's Dine-In on Locke (new Mexican restaurant with a divine food + an additional vegan menu -- in the same strip as Szechuan's)!

5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor?  Get out! Wave! I have really enjoyed getting to know my neighbors through sheer community and geniality. I would also say that keeping our neighborhood free of trash is a huge help. If you see some litter on your morning walk, grab it!

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2021 Calendar of Events

Click each event for details

September 18 Movie in the Park

October 5 National Night Out

October 16 Litter Stomp

December 4 Cocoa & Caroling

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