Follow-up on FRI

A quick follow-up for readers following the Ferguson Road beat. Kerry Goodwin, the Weed n’ Seed coordinator for the area tells me:

Yes, we did receive Official Recognition for the 2-Points community as a
Weed & Seed target area and yes townhome development was approved by the
Dallas City Council (53 units I think). 
The next step on the grant process is to submit a grant budget and time
table for implementation.  This is still a highly competitive process and funds
are not guaranteed considering all of the Fed. gov’t’s budget woes… however,
we were one of only 22 sites approved nationwide… and a good final application
should (could) be successful.

Both items are great news for the neighborhood. I’m already seeing an increased police presence.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.