June Yard of the Month!

104 North Gentle

104 North Gentle

June: Keith and Kerry Johnson, 104 North Gentle

Comments from the homeowners:

What an honor! We moved into our home 7 years ago. The builder, Shaddock Homes, installed the basic shrubs and crepe myrtles. They left the existing pecan tree in the front. We decided we needed some more color in the front. We face the west, so it is very hot and sunny in the front. We tried periwinkle (vinca) which is sun tolerant, but last year we planted penta and they were very sun tolerant looked nicer. A couple of years ago we planted day lilies and thy love the sun, too. These need to be split and replanted every couple of years.

A couple of years ago we planted day lilies and thy love the sun, too. These need to be split and replanted every couple of years. The shady part of the yard has some caladiums and Easter lilies. We have also nursed a hydrangea through the last couple of winters.

We’ve had many people ask what we do to keep the yard and flowers so healthy. This lawn has been organic since we moved in. It has made a big difference in yard.

Thank you so much for recognizing our efforts.

Keith and Kerry Johnson

Heights Park June Announcements!

JUNE/JULY HPNA NEWSLETTER COMING SOON!

Your friendly neighborhood block representative will soon be delivering the June/July issue of the HPNA Newsletter to your porch. The Newsletters should be out around the first weekend of July so please watch for them.

In that issue will be information on our upcoming General Meeting being held on Thursday evening, July 23rd.

We’ll also have information on our Yard of the Month Program, Citizen Patrol, Richardson redevelopment report, and other items.

If you don’t receive your Newsletter after the first weekend of July, please send us an email at contact@heightspark.com
FOOD TRUCK PARK — APPROVED

If you haven’t yet heard, the City Council approved a special permit for a food truck park and private club to be located at 522 Bishop Avenue, just north Richardson’s downtown area. Specifically, it’s located in the Interurban sub district on a former residential lot. The Food Truck Park will be similar to the existing Fort Worth Food Truck Park.

The Interurban sub district was recently rezoned to become an eclectic, mixed-use district.

The Park will offer
  • A relaxed, backyard environment with outdoor tables.
  • Four to five food trucks
  • Stationary structures serving as an office and bar, as well as restroom facilities
  • Current plans are to serve lunch and dinner seven days a week
The Park is scheduled to open mid-summer. Watch for additional information as we have it.
CityLine Update
(State Farm complex)

The City Council received an update recently on the CityLine development, the 2.3 million square foot mixed use development located at Plano Road and President George Bush Turnpike.

More than two dozen restaurants have been announced:
  • Full Service Restaurants: Bite City Grill, Coal Vines, Eureka, Edoko Sushi, Fernando’s, Fish City Grill, Jasper’s, Taco Diner.
  • Fast Casual Restaurants: Bastrop BBQ, Fresh to Order, Kin Kin, Luna Grill, Mod Market, Pei Wei, Whole Foods.
  • Quick Serve Restaurants: Eight, Flip, P.O.D. Market, Smashburger, Starbucks, Subway, The Green House, The Kitchen Table, Tom + Chee, Top Pot, Vibe Micro Market.
CityLine Drive is the new road that runs parallel to Renner and through the heart of CityLine.

POLICE DEPARTMENT GRANT — FROM STATE FARM

On Friday, April 17, State Farm presented the Richardson Police Department with a $25,000 grant. The funds will allow the department to purchase video equipment that will be used to film public service announcements, including announcements focused on teen driving. Videos will be posted to YouTube once they are completed.
FOUR BULLETS BREWERY
NOW OPEN!

Saturdays 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
For Tours, Tastings and Pints

640 N. Interurban Street

Richardson, TX  75081

 

REDEVELOPMENT ALONG LOCKWOOD, BELT LINE and
RICHARDSON HEIGHTS SHOPPING CENTER

Have you noticed the redevelopment along Lockwood lately — near Quik Trip?

  • Travel King has completely renovated the old Army/Navy Store into something very attractive!
  • The old post office on Lockwood is being transformed as well into a dental office/software company.
  • Thanks in part to this redevelopment, Lockwood is a much more attractive border to our neighborhood!
The old Chevron station at the southwest corner of Belt Line and Central has come down and will become a drive-through Starbucks.

And have you shopped/dined at the Richardson Heights Shopping Center lately? What a transformation has taken place there! The parking lot is full, people are shopping, dining, and movie-going all over the place!

Half Price Books is busy, Alamo Drafthouse is packed, and several great new restaurants seem to be thriving.

If you haven’t been there lately, you owe it to yourself to walk over there. This renovated shopping center will keep our neighborhood ever more popular.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE
NEXT HPNA GENERAL MEETING

THURSDAY, JULY 23rd
7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall

Back by popular demand — Stacey Davis, History Librarian

A few years ago, Stacey presented a program to our neighborhood residents on the history of Richardson, with a focus on our Heights area. And since we have so many new residents in our neighborhood, we invited Stacey back to give us another history lesson! Everyone really enjoyed Stacey’s visit the first time.
Discover Local History

If you like older homes…established neighborhoods…history…Richardson…you’re going to like our next Heights Park program! We’re fortunate to have the Local History Librarian from the Richardson Public Library, Stacey Davis, as our featured speaker. She has photos, maps, and historical tidbits from when Richardson began–specifically from the birth of the Heights Park area. This will be a fun ‘walk down memory lane’ for many of you, and a history lesson for our newer residents.

 

If you want to know how the neighborhood got started…Who settled it? Why? Who lived here? What was it like when it was young? Her program will give a brief overview of Richardson’s origins. She’ll tell us about the history of the Heights Park area, which was started because of the huge population growth during the boom.

 

Davis has been a reference librarian at the Richardson Public Library for over 20 years (she started in Richardson in December, 1995). She worked for the Dallas Public Library for six years before that. As the Local History librarian at RPL, Davis is in charge of the collection of historical photographs, books, documents and maps dealing with Richardson history. She’s been organizing this collection for the entire time that she’s been with the library. She has a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree in business from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. She’s from a small town in East Texas-with a graduating class of 73. She likes to read (big surprise!) – all kinds of books but she has a special interest in pandemics; anything about the “Black Death” in 14th century Europe, the 1918 Flu pandemic, and small pox-all historical!

 

Don’t miss out! Come to learn more about the history of our great city and your neighborhood. If you have some old photos of our neighborhood you’d like to share, feel free to bring them – be sure to put your name and phone number on the back so we can keep track of them.