The Heart of Arlington Neighborhood Association is a coalition of neighborhoods located immediately south of downtown Arlington and extending south to Pioneer Parkway. HANA’s boundaries were established by Arlington City Ordinance No. 13-016 as Collins Street, Cooper Street, Pioneer Parkway, Border Street and its extension, UTA Blvd. Since activities and developments immediately beyond our physical boundaries can significantly impact our neighborhoods and living conditions, our area of interest extends beyond our boundaries for a block or two in each direction. Within our boundaries are single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes, student housing, housing for elderly people, churches, schools, commercial structures, parks, and creeks. HANA includes some of Arlington’s oldest residential areas and buildings, especially on Center Street and First Street, as well as a substantial number of houses built in the middle of the twentieth century. Our area is marked by “sign toppers” (see illustration at right) on the street sign posts throughout out the area.
The Heart of Arlington Neighborhood Association is a Texas non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a (501)-(c)-(3) organization. We are governed by a set of bylaws adopted by the membership in 2010. Day to day business is managed by a board of eleven directors, elected by the general membership in annual elections. HANA members eligible to vote in elections and other matters are those who have paid their annual dues of $10 per person by the time of the election.
All HANA neighborhoods are affected by our proximity both to downtown Arlington and to the University of Texas at Arlington and the development of both. The city has a goal of maintaining strong, viable neighborhoods, and the university has an interest in the well-being of its neighbors. An important role of HANA is to facilitate communication and provide a point of contact for discussing and evaluating developments that affect us all.