The Public Service Board has submitted a master zoning plan application to the City for 427 acres in northeast El Paso for a future retirement community of off US-54 which will be heard at the June 14 City Plan Commission meeting. The development will focus on land adjacent to Painted Dunes golf course, immediately to the north and east of the club.
The City is hoping for a 10-year build out with areas closest to the golf course seeing development first. The entire project could result in 1,500-2,000 units once complete. The plan shows a continued interest from the city leaders in enticing retired military to choose El Paso as their retirement city. The master zoning application was originally slated to come before the City Plan Commission in February 2012, according to a proposed schedule in a November 2011 presentation by the PSB. City Council action should soon follow.
November 2011 PSB Presentation (PDF): http://www.epwu.org/public_info/NE_Plan/Retirement_Community_111611.pdf
Painted Dunes Retirement Community Plans Move Forward