Monday, June 27, 2016

Northgate Transit Project To Break Ground Soon

The City of El Paso will vote Tuesday on awarding a contract for the construction of the Northgate Transfer Center, signalling that work should begin in the coming weeks.

Construction on the Northgate Transfer Center in Northeast El Paso should begin in the coming weeks. (City of El Paso)

Northgate's transit terminal is the first part of the larger Metro 31 transit oriented development planned in Northeast El Paso.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

'Extreme Makeover' for New El Paso County 911 Center

A project is underway to renovate a new location for the El Paso County Regional Communications Command Center and is being described as an "extreme makeover" by the contractor.

A rendering of what the renovated El Paso County 911 District building will look like once completed. The renovated warehouse will be located in Northeast El Paso. (Sundt)

The El Paso County 911 District will use the renovated building as a "redundant" site to support existing 911 infrastructure. The existing warehouse is located at the corner of Railroad Drive and Threadgill Avenue in Northeast El Paso.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Westside Tower Stirs Up Opposing Views

By Armando Landin

Supporters of a proposed 22-story tower in West El Paso have set up a Facebook page and online petition that urges City Council to approve the ambitious project unveiled in April.

Shadow Mountain Tower would rise 22-stories in West El Paso, as seen in this rendering. City Council will consider approving the project in the coming weeks. (Meyers Group)

Meanwhile, opponents have also setup an online petition calling for the City to deny the required zoning change for the project unless the height of the tower is lowered or it is moved to Downtown El Paso.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Artspace El Paso Lofts to Open November 2016

Construction is ongoing at the Artspace Lofts site in Downtown El Paso, and residents will be able to move in as soon as November.

This rendering shows what the Artspace El Paso Lofts will look like once completed, scheduled to open in November in Downtown El Paso. (Artspace/HHL Architects)

According to the official website, Artspace will begin taking resident applications on September 1, 2016 from those interested in living in one of the lofts. Officials hope to have the apartments ready for occupancy by mid- to late-November.

Monday, June 6, 2016

See I-10 Connect Options in Video Visualization

By Armando Landin   

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) is highlighting the four "alternatives" to fixing missing connections between Interstate 10 and Loop 375 in Central El Paso, and residents can see the options the State is considering in a video visualization.

The proposed I-10 Connect project in El Paso will add direct connections between Interstate 10 and Loop 375 in and around the Spaghetti Bowl. Seen here is Alternative 1. (TXDOT)

Transportation officials want to create direct connections from Interstate 10 at the Spaghetti Bowl to Loop 375 (Border Highway) eastbound and vice versa.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cielo Vista Mall Officials Tight-Lipped on Expansion Delay

By Armando Landin   

Officials with Cielo Vista Mall aren't offering any details as to why a previously announced expansion has been delayed.

Rendering of the proposed expansion to Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso. (Simon Property Group)

A representative with Simon Property Group indicates they "continue to work on plans for the expansion of Cielo Vista Mall," but have no additional updates. Simon owns and operates the mall, located in East El Paso at Interstate 10 and Hawkins Boulevard.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

'Urban' Hotel Planned at Montecillo Development

By Armando Landin   

El Pasoans are getting and updated look at the Montecillo smart growth development on the West Side, which includes possible future highlights such as a "unique urban hotel."

A rendering shows what a Montecillo Town Center building may look like once complete in West El Paso, located on the east side of Mesa Street in a sloping valley. (www.montecillo.com)

That's according to website updates which tease new elements planned for the nearly 300-acre development.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Helipad Part of $63M Las Palmas Medical Center Expansion

Las Palmas Medical Center in West El Paso will soon undergo a $63 million dollar expansion across the street from the main hospital tower.

A 90,000 square foot addition will add three stories above the current intensive care unit, located at North Oregon Street and Rim Road.