Euless is now home to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s administrative headquarters, which also means the city is getting a new hotel catering to business travelers, along with several restaurants.
Last month, employees began moving in to the three-story 154,000-square-foot energy-efficient building, which will house many who were scattered among 10 buildings on airport property.
“From a city standpoint, we are excited and proud to be the new home of the D/FW headquarters,” said Assistant City Manager Chris Barker.
During a recent City Council work session, John Terrell, director of development for the airport, described how the headquarters is anchoring the 32-acre mixed-use Southgate Plaza development, which will include a 137-room Hyatt Place Hotel, an Einstein Bros. Bagels, other restaurants and a U.S. post office that is relocating from the west side of the airport.
The hotel should be finished by November, Terrell said.
Einstein Bros. should be open in a couple of months, and Terrell said Southgate will also have two sit-down restaurants and a fast casual eatery, though he declined to name them, citing ongoing negotiations.
In an interview, Terrell described Euless as a “fantastic, easily accessible location.”
“We have such a great relationship with Euless. We have been in communication with them about this development for a number of years,” Terrell said.
Euless, Dallas and Fort Worth are in a revenue-sharing agreement with the car rental center where each city receives about $5 million per year. The agreement will also include the Southgate Plaza development, which is next door to the rental center, Terrell said.
Barker said he doesn’t have estimates yet on how much Euless would receive from the hotel and restaurants in Southgate Plaza.
“It is a matter of pride that the facility is in our city,” Barker said. “We have so many of our citizens employed by the airport, by the airlines or by other businesses associated with the airport.”
Elizabeth Campbell, 817-390-7696