The most prominent characteristic of North Richland Hills at present is construction. Major projects under construction include:
- A new city hall complex to house the city’s public safety department, administration, municipal services, and municipal court. Vacant land surrounding the complex will be developed as a multi-use facility of retail, restaurant, office, hospitality, and entertainment. The project sits at the intersection of Hwy. 26 and Loop 820 at Hwy. 183/121.
- All of the major thoroughfares in NRH are under expansion and renovation. Exits are being relocated, lanes widened, and toll lanes added. While IH 35 W does not fall within the city limits of NRH, traffic from the Interstate does affect NRH and its residents. The construction project to improve IH 35 W has just begun and will continue for years.
- July 2013 marked the beginning of construction of the John Barfield and Calloway Branch Trails. Trail, paths, and greenbelts open to pedestrians and cyclists that link neighborhoods, schools, communities, and parks are a foremost goal of the city, and these two trails will be a substantial addition to the network.
- Parks, too, are an asset to any city, and a major project to renovate the Adventure World Playground in Cross Timbers Park is underway. The playground will be substantially improved with additional structures and play space.
- New construction of housing will provide quality single family and multi-family homes. Currently there are at least eight developments offering housing in the mid-range price points to offer an alternative to the higher luxury price points in other cities in NETC. With all of these improvements, NRH maintains its position as a city which attracts residents and visitors alike with affordable housing, close proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, and a commitment to the quality of life of its citizens.