Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists website describe Aldea like this:
The site describes Rio Bravo as a "rambla", or a tree-lined main street that accommodates both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The scheme also seems to include the relocation of a cinema-type building from east of Rio Bravo to fronting the actual boulevard.
The firm also lists Montecillo as a client, stating:
It is located on a heavily sloping site in the center of the City, bisected by Mesa Boulevard, a major arterial envisioned to have rapid-bus transit in the future. The project is designed as a Transit-Oriented Development organized on a number of walkable pedestrian sheds with interconnected streets and open spaces carefully situated to preserve the existing arroyos on the site . The eastern side of Mesa is designed as a Town Center with anchor and destination retail and commercial uses. The project is envisioned to have more than 3,500 residential units ranging from single-family cottages, townhouses, courtyard housing and stacked flats.
The projects are immediately adjacent to each other, so it makes sense that using the same architectural firm for both should mean a smooth transition when traveling from Montecillo into Aldea, and vice versa. Montecillo broke ground last year and is finishing up the Venue at Montecillo apartment community. Aldea has not yet broken ground, but is expected to do so within the next year.
'Aldea' to Create Urban Village on West Side: http://elpasodevnews.blogspot.com/2012/03/aldea-to-create-urban-village-on-west.html
City to Vote on Montecillo Smart Zone Application: http://elpasodevnews.blogspot.com/2012/04/city-to-vote-on-montecillo-smart-zone.html
Moule & Polyzoides Aldea web page: http://www.mparchitects.com/site/projects/aldea-de-el-paso