Southeast Hurst Is Seeing Redevelopment
Bordered by Bedford-Euless Road, Precinct Line Road and Texas Hwy 10, Southeast Hurst has some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and businesses. However, the city has seen a decline in recent years. But city officials want to spur redevelopment in this portion of the city. In November, the City Council approved an agreement with Catalyst Commercial. The contractors will spend seven months creating a plan for the area.
“We hope to see a more attractive area of town in terms of businesses and residential communities.” Steve Bowden said. Bowden is executive director of economic development for the project.
Catalyst Commercial will look at zoning, infrastructure, ownership patterns and land use. There will also be meetings with city officials, residents and businesses. This way, officials can also learn what businesses and neighborhoods have in mind for improving this portion of the city.
Other parts of southern Hurst have already seen revitalization with the completion of the first phase of the $11 million project to enhance Pipeline Road. This includes landscaping and also decorative light poles. The Shops at Hurst at Precinct Line and Pipeline roads is sitting where four dilapidated buildings once stood. It now houses a neighborhood Walmart. The city sees the Shops at Hurst as a gateway to this portion of the city.
“We really hope the Shops at Hurst will spur development at the northeast corner of Precinct Line and Pipeline Road,” Bowden said.