Westador Addition Neighborhood Plan

The Westador Addition Neighborhood Plan was adopted by the City Council on June 10, 2014. This plan became a component of the City’s Comprehensive Plan by Ordinance 14-036. Residents in the neighborhood, City staff, and elected officials will implement the plan and consult the plan when making decisions about the future of Arlington.

Westadoor Addition Neighborhood Plan

Study Area Profile

Westador Addition is located in central Arlington off Medlin Drive, just north of the intersection of West Mayfield Road and South Cooper Street. Westador is a 40-lot subdivision covering 13.5 acres. The neighborhood has access to Medlin Drive, but does not have any street connections to the adjacent neighborhoods.

The areas north and west of the neighborhood are developed as single-family residences. Advent Lutheran Church is adjacent to the neighborhood on the south. Across Medlin Drive are a variety of offices, retail stores, and commercial uses. There are no public or private parks within Westador. The closest parks are the California Lane site and H.A.D. Dunsworth Park.

Westador is located within the Arlington ISD, and is served by Short Elementary (2000 California Lane), Gunn Junior High (3000 S Fielder Road), and Arlington High School (818 W Park Row). None of the properties is listed in the Arlington Historic Resources Survey Update 2007. This area is in City Council District 4, and the 76015 ZIP Code.

Task Force

An initial meeting with several residents was held in April 2013 to discuss issues of concern in the Westador

area. This was followed by a neighborhood-wide meeting that was held on June 17, 2013, at the Lake Arlington Branch Library. After this meeting, a volunteer task force was established to help guide the planning process for Westador.

The task force worked with and advised staff during the preparation of the plan, and served as the liaison between Westador residents and the City. In addition, the volunteers canvassed the neighborhood to discuss ideas and  issues with residents and coordinated efforts to distribute and collect information through surveys.

One of the initial exercises conducted by the residents was to identify neighborhood issues. The task force used a technique known as SWOT Analysis, which analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the  neighborhood. This analysis helped identify the positive and negative issues that face Westador from an internal and external point of view, and many ideas were discussed and evaluated. The results from this brainstorming session were used to determine the goals and strategy statements for the neighborhood plan. A full list of the issues for each category, and the associated ranking, is included in the Appendix.

After the goals and strategy statements were developed, the task force sought feedback and input from the residents. This was done using an internet-based survey program. Residents were asked to rank each statement

on a scale of “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”. Rankings were received from 25% of the households. Overall, the statements developed by the task force were well received by the neighborhood residents.