About NRH/History of City Point
About North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills, Texas is a dynamic, growing city centrally located within the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, just 15 minutes from DFW Airport, the Alliance Global Logistics hub, and downtown Fort Worth. With benefits like a central location, an educated and abundant workforce, and superior quality of life amenities, North Richland Hills is an outstanding community in which to live, work and experience. For over 70,000 residents, NRH offers a seamless balance of the conveniences of suburban living with easy access to all of the necessary urban resources, while also being consistently ranked as one of DFW’s safest cities.
The third largest city in Tarrant County, North Richland Hills is home to over 1,200 businesses and 30 major employers. Strong traffic counts, abundant points of access and a diverse demographic base continue to draw unique and emerging businesses to the City. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opened its first Tarrant County location in NRH, and Babe’s Chicken Dinner House established their 10th and largest location. North Richland Hills residents also enjoy 800 acres of parkland, 30 miles of hike and bike trails, superior schools, a wide range of housing options and two TEXRail stations, connecting downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport.
History of City Point
Originally part of the Calloway Family’s farm, the property developed into North Hills Mall in the late 1970s. The mall thrived as a regional shopping center for several decades, however with competition and changes in shopping patterns, customers and tenants moved elsewhere and the mall eventually closed its doors in 2004. The Owner of the mall – a limited partnership out of California – was unsuccessful in revitalizing the property. After a period of dormancy, in 2007 the mall was demolished. The professional and medical sector has remained strong in the area, with medical space increasing over the years.
In 2012, a citizen bond committee recommended moving the new North Richland Hills City Hall to a portion of the old mall site to help spur redevelopment of the area. Voters approved the plan with 68% of the vote. North Richland Hills’ new City Hall opened in 2016 and the property surrounding City Hall was rezoned into a Planned Development Zoning District to facilitate a variety of uses. In 2019, Centurion American Development Group purchased the property after working with the city on plans to redevelop the land into a master planned mixed use community.