Saturday, April 7, 2012

Downtown To Get Pocket Parks

Two new pocket parks are coming to Downtown, part of the City's effort to increase green space within Downtown and to focus on creating pocket parks all over the El Paso area.
The first park is located in a small triangle bounded by Santa Fe Street, Franklin Ave, and Prospect Street near the El Paso History Museum, and will be called Cavalryman Park. The short section of Prospect Street will be permanently closed to increase space for the park. Funding for the park was approved at the March 8 TIRZ Board meeting.
Future site of Cavalryman Park
The second park will be on an empty lot at the corner of Octavia Street and Myrtle Avenue just one block northeast of the new Magoffin Villa apartments. It will include amenities such as a gazebo and playground and will have turn of the century decorative details, such as brick pavers, wrought iron, and detailed light fixtures. The Historic Landmark Commission will review the application at its April 9 meeting.
Future site of unnamed Magoffin area pocket park
TIRZ Meeting Agenda (PDF): http://www.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/boarddocs/85_agenda_3-08-12.pdf
Historic Landmark Commission agenda item (PDF): http://www.elpasotexas.gov/development_services/meetings/hlc0409121600/PHAP12-00006%201030%20Myrtle%20attachment.pdf

2 comments:

  1. So are those structures going to be demolished? Are they homes?

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  2. The Cavalryman Park will replace what is currently a street section and a small median island. The Magoffin pocket park will be placed on the corner empty lot without affecting the house at the back of the lot. So no structures should be affected.

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