Showing up at City Council meeting on Tuesday night for the second time in a month was definitely worth the effort The rezoning of a parcel of land on West Harris Road, just east of Cooper Street, (south Arlington) from "light industrial" to "multifamily" (age restricted 55+) passed unanimously on Tuesday night. A unanimous vote was required to overturn the P&Z denial of developer Bonner Carrington's application for the zoning change, due to deadlines imposed by the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, having to do with tax credits required to make the project economically feasible to the developer.
The Ambassadors showed up in force for two City Council meetings over the last 30 days to voice our support for the re-zoning application so that "affordable" zenior apartments will be built in Arlington.
Several Ambassadors members spoke to Mayor & City Council in support of this application and I'm sure we made a difference, so thank you to all who made the effort to don your red (or whatever) t-shirts and drag yourselves to the Council Meeting. It was worth our time. Even if none of us plans to live in the Mariposa zenior apartments, the apartment homes will be there in the future for our fellow zeniors.
SO THANK YOU!