What type of development is planned around the NRH stations?

The City of North Richland Hills has established “Transit Oriented Development” (TOD) districts around both station locations to allow mixed use development that will be accessed by the transit stop in a walkable environment.

Developments in the Smithfield area include:

  • A 90 lot townhome and patio home development by Our Country Homes called Smithfield Villas. Construction of this development is about 50% complete. 
  • A 177 lot townhome and patio home development called Urban Trails. Construction by Our Country Homes & Windsor Homes is expected to begin in late 2018 / early 2019.

Developments in the Iron Horse area include: 

  • A 160 lot townhome and patio home development called Iron Horse Commons. Lots are currently being developed by Our Country Homes and CB Jeni.
  • Two mixed use projects representing 15,000 square feet of commercial alongside 600 multifamily units by The Wolff Company & Right Quest LLC. Construction is anticipated to start in late 2018 / early 2019. 

Given the limited amount of vacant land remaining in NRH and the continued desirability and attractiveness of our community, the Iron Horse and Smithfield areas would have developed in one form or another even without TEXRail. The rail station provides an opportunity for more efficient, higher quality and higher value development in these areas.

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1. Where are NRH stations located and how many parking spaces do they have?
2. Is overnight parking allowed at the stations?
3. There are two tracks. Which track will my train be on?
4. What is a quiet zone? Are there quiet zones in NRH?
5. Why do crossing gates at Davis and Main stay down so long? 
6. Sometimes the crossing gates go down, but no train crosses. Why?
7. How many trips are offered daily?
8. How does TEXRail service impact traffic at crossings in NRH?
9. Why were raised medians installed at railroad crossings?
10. What are the benefits of TEXRail for NRH?
11. What is being done to limit noise and pollution?
12. What type of development is planned around the NRH stations?
13. Will my taxes go up to pay for this service?
14. If my home is near the rail line, will this affect my property values?
15. Won’t the rail stations and surrounding developments bring more people to NRH and thus more traffic?
16. Should we be worried about an increase in crime at and around the rail stations?
17. Some say TEXRail won’t improve traffic congestion. Is this true?
18. How will TEXRail benefit the local economy?
19. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to build more roads?
20. When did planning for TEXRail begin and when were the NRH stations approved?
21. I have additional questions. Where can I get more information?