As a part of the City’s Economic Development strategy to ‘Redevelop and Reuse Vacant and Underutilized Property,’ the Northeast Loop 820 Flyover area is seeing a resurgence in redevelopment. Late last year, Total Shooting Sports (TSS) occupied the former Home Depot Expo Design Center building on the corner of Boulevard 26 and Davis, taking a vacant property and transforming it into a state-of-the art shooting range. Just across the street from TSS, a building that was originally built in 1962 as one of the original grocery stores in NRH has been renovated from the inside out to introduce Painted Tree Vintage Market. Unlike antique or flea markets that resell used goods, Painted Tree represents a group of craftsmen, interior decorators and vendors that handcraft, refinish and upcycle items that are fresh, unique and inspiring. Adjacent to TSS, a new RaceTrac gas station is currently under construction, revitalizing land that formerly housed a vacant Fina Mart, an automotive repair shop and Alvarado’s Mexican Restaurant, which relocated to a larger location down the street.
In addition to the significant business redevelopment taking place, Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful was honored in 2016 with the Keep Texas Beautiful Governor's Community Achievement Award for outstanding community improvement and the City received a $250,000 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The funding from this grant will be used for landscaping improvements along the south Davis Boulevard flyover at Boulevard 26, further enhancing the look and feel of this area. The project is in the design phase with construction scheduled to begin in late spring of 2018.
Be on the lookout as momentum continues down Bedford-Euless Road with Sushi Axiom transforming the old Bennigan’s property and Richland Center undergoing a renovation. NRH is excited to see so much redevelopment taking place, breathing life into this portion of the City.