• Frazier Revitalization Inc. Is On the Move

    Today, Frazier Revitalization Inc. Chairman Richard Knight and President and CEO Jon Edmonds issued the following statement:

    Frazier Revitalization Inc. was created in 2006 with a simple but profound mission: to lay the groundwork for the physical and social revitalization of the Frazier neighborhood for the benefit of its residents. This year, 2010, the intervening years of preparation – primarily acquiring key parcels of land and building relationships – will bear dramatic fruit.

    To begin to reverse decades of physical decay, FRI has formed a partnership with the nation’s most successful, most progressive developer of urban projects, McCormack Baron Salazar. Together, we will build the first transit oriented development (TOD) in southern Dallas, located on DART’s new Green Line at the intersection of Scyene and Hatcher. This mixed-income, mixed-use project will include affordable rental housing, market-rate condominiums, retail, office and other commercial space. It will set the standard and open the door for other TOD projects in the neglected southern half of our city.

    But building buildings isn’t enough: Bringing new life to a community means building up the people as well. So FRI has expanded its staff, adding individuals dedicated to helping residents combat unemployment and crime, steer young people away from trouble and into productive paths, and become more effective advocates for themselves and their neighbors. We’re delighted to have hired Hank Lawson, Victoria Hicks and Tabatha Smith from the Foundation for Community Empowerment. They’ll join Jon Edmonds, Charlotte Wallace, Quincy Guinyard and Lois Edmonds in working full-time on behalf of the Frazier community.