Northeast Tarrant

More changes coming to this North Texas city

This is an artist’s rendering of the Four Points by Sheraton planned for Euless at 972 East Harwood Road.
This is an artist’s rendering of the Four Points by Sheraton planned for Euless at 972 East Harwood Road.

Look for more changes coming to Euless as the city is getting its first full-service hotel, and plans are in the works for a QuikTrip to set up shop on land that is currently home to the First United Methodist Church.

On Tuesday, the city council approved plans for the Four Points by Sheraton to build a five-story hotel with 100 rooms at 972 East Harwood Road in the Riverwalk development.

Mike Collins, the city’s planning and development director, said the Four Points is the first full-service hotel with a restaurant and 24-hour room service in Euless.

“The Sheraton brand is obviously very well-recognized,” Collins said. “It should be a very good-quality hotel for us.”

The hotel is flanked by retail and restaurants to the east and west and Bear Creek Estates to the south.

The developer, M Laxmi Hospitality LLC, worked with the city and residents to make sure the rooms were built so that hotel guests could not see into people’s homes, Collins said.

Mayor Linda Martin praised the developer for working with the nearby neighbors.

Other hotels currently under construction in Euless include: Aloft in Glade Parks, La Quinta Del Sol and Comfort Inn & Suites.

And big changes are coming to the North Main area between Texas 10 and Airport Freeway where QuikTrip is planning to purchase land that is currently home of the First United Methodist Church.

The city council approved a request to change zoning on the six acres to commercial which would allow QuikTrip and other commercial development such as retail and restaurants.

Under the plan, the land would be divided into five lots that would include the QuikTrip and other businesses.

The church is losing part of its property because of the Midtown Express project to widen Airport Freeway.

The church, which has been east of North Main Street for decades, got approval earlier this year to build between Lakeshore Drive, Ash Lane and N. Industrial Boulevard, about two-and-a-half miles from its current spot.

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With my guide dog Barbara, I keep tabs on growth, economic development and other issues in Northeast Tarrant cities and other communities near Fort Worth. I’ve been a reporter at the Star-Telegram for 34 years.