Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eastside Crossings Now Open

El Paso’s first “mixed income” apartment project has been completed on the East Side of the city. Eastside Crossings, a project of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, completed and opened its final apartment building in July.
A playground area at the Eastside Crossings "mixed income" complex in East El Paso. (facebook.com/HACEP

The complex includes 64 public housing units, 79 affordable housing units, and 45 market rate units. It is located to the north and east of the Zaragoza/Montwood intersection, along Loop 375.

City Assessing Storm Damage to Construction Projects

Sun Metro Cancels Five Points Terminal Grand Opening Event

The City of El Paso is assessing damage to construction projects around town this morning after last night's severe storms and flooding conditions.

As of this morning, the City has posted updates to a few projects via a press release.

(City of El Paso)
According to the City, the current list is after just the first round of assessments.

In addition, Sun Metro has canceled the opening ceremony for the Five Points Transit Terminal that was scheduled for today. The facility will continue operations as normal. Sun Metro indicated on its Facebook page that damage to the terminal seems limited to landscaping material washed onto the street by flood waters.

First Downtown Wayfinding Kiosks Installed

After years of planning and development, wayfinding signs and kiosks are now being placed around Downtown El Paso.
One of the first wayfinding kiosks in Downtown El Paso was installed last week. It includes overhead lighting powered by solar panels. (downtownelpaso.com)

The first phase of the project includes 18 wayfinding kiosks and 28 directional signs attached to existing street light fixtures, according to downtownelpaso.com.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Work Starts on Digital Wall

Construction has begun at the future site of the TouchCity Digital Wall at the El Paso Museum of History.
The fenced off area at the Museum of History in El Paso marks the beginning of construction for the pavilion that will house the TouchCity Digital Wall. (facebook.com/EPTXEngineering)

The interactive wall will be made up of five 95-inch displays aligned horizontally that will allow users to interact with historic images and documents.

Nothing Bundt Cakes Next ‘Fountains’ Tenant

Two More Tenants Announce Expected Opening Dates at Center

A new tenant could bring specialty pastries to the Fountains at Farah in East El Paso, according to permits filed with the City. Nothing Bundt Cakes will open up a spot in the shopping center.
One of Nothing Bundt Cakes specialties are its “Bundtinis,” shown here. A location is set for the Fountains at Farah. (facebook.com/nothingbundtcakes)

According to the retailer’s website (www.nothingbundtcakes.com), Nothing Bundt Cakes stores offer bundt cakes in an assortment of flavors such as Red Velvet, White Chocolate Raspberry, Carrot, and Lemon, among others.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Aloft Hotel Confirmed for Downtown El Paso

An Aloft Hotel location will open in Downtown El Paso, according to a press release issued today. The hotel, which is part of the Starwood Hotels group, will open in July of 2016.
An Aloft Hotel will open at Bassett Tower in Downtown El Paso in 2016.

The hotel will include 100 "loft-like" rooms, an indoor pool, a W XYZ bar, and 3,000 square feet of meeting space, according to the press release.

ADP to Add 150,000SF Facility in West El Paso

New Building Part of Company’s Plan to Increase Workforce by 1,100

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) will double its presence in El Paso by 2020, including adding another building to create a West Side campus. The company announced last week that it intends to hire an additional 1,100 employees to add to the approximately 1,100 existing employees.
The new 150,000 square foot ADP facility will be located just north of the existing building in West El Paso.

In its announcement, ADP states it will construct a 150,000 square foot facility adjacent to its existing building on Resler Drive, about half a mile south of Loop 375. The new structure will be located immediately north of the current building, creating an “ADP Campus” of sorts. This is the same size as the current building on Resler.