What defines the boundaries? Roads, water, railroads Is the area known for a particular name? What area is this community located in? ● Housing and Zoning What is the age of the houses? Describe type of construction material,appearance, and general condition. Do you see single family housing?Multi-family housing? 4465-5_19
● Common Meeting PlacesWhere do people in the neighborhood hang out? Who hangs out there and what hours of the day? ● Indicators of Growth or DeclineIs this a “thriving” community or does it look “run down?” Is there new or ongoing construction? Businesses and Industries coming to the area? Are buildings, roadways, and public areas clean and well-kept. Do you see dirt, trash, or graffiti? According to the Star-Telegram, there was a population shift in 1985 which cost a socioeconomic slide. This left the community in neglect, lack of infrastructure investment, such as parks and community centers. The cheap motels and deteriorating apartments attracted transients, and over time the neighborhood became a haven for gangs, drug dealers and pervasive crime. Due to the increased number of abandoned homes, there has been growth of run-down complexes that line the entire of Las Vegas Trail. Signs indicating that food stamps can be used are bannered amongst most stores in the vicinity.There are many buildings and strip malls dotted around the area. All the same,there is a growth of businesses and franchised restaurants that line this long street. The roads in the area were poorly maintained with many potholes, cracks and uneven pavement of the streets.In an effort to revitalize the area, the LVTRise organization has drawn the attention of the press and city officials to the area. Accordingly, Fort Worth city departments are supporting a revitalization efforts in the community.● Employment OpportunitiesWhat places for employment are there is this area? Name the
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