July 22, 2024

Following are other highlights from the June 24, 2024 City Council meeting. For more details and to watch the meeting video, visit www.nrhtx.com/agendas. You can also sign up to be notified by email when new meeting agendas are posted. 

Zoning Changes

• A request to change zoning from commercial to residential was approved on 0.97 acres at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Irish Drive. The owner plans to build 4 homes on the property.  

• A request to change zoning from commercial to residential was also approved on 4.3 acres at the southwest corner of Turner Drive and Davis Boulevard. A developer is planning to build a new subdivision with 18 homes at this location. 

• A special use permit was approved for a pet lodging business at 8100 Bedford Euless Road. Hounds Town will occupy 6,600 square feet of the former Charter Furniture building. They will offer doggie daycare, boarding and other related services. 

Contracts 

• A contract was awarded to Whirlix Inc. for the replacement of playground equipment at Tommy & Sue Brown Park. The existing equipment is 20 years old and parts are no longer available. Manufacture, delivery, and installation of the new playground will take about 6 months.

• A contract was awarded to Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for conceptual design and development services for a project to renovate the kiddie area at NRH2O Family Waterpark. 

Development Agreement 

Council agreed to lease 0.36 acres of land next to NRH2O to the Sovereign at Home Town so they can expand the parking lot for a new business at the corner of Parker Boulevard and Boulevard 26. 1611 Golf Club Bar & Craft Kitchen is planning to locate there. 

Park Safety

During their work session, the Council received information on park safety policies and operations. Parks & Recreation Director Adrien Pekurney discussed how well-maintained spaces provide positive frequent use which helps deter undesired activities. Police Chief Mike Young said that only about 1% of police activity is at our parks. 

Other Items

• The Council made annual appointments to the city’s boards and commissions. 

• Because of its proximity to the July 4 holiday, the Council canceled their July 8 meeting.