As progress continues on developments all around El Paso, here are some up-to-date photos on three projects. One is on the east side, and two are Downtown.
United Bank of Paso Del Norte (Downtown)
The project to transform a bland parking garage into a landmark bank/office building is moving at breakneck speed. Very little of the original structure at 401 E. Main is still visible as an outer shell has enveloped most of the building. Some steel girders are still visible, especially around what will eventually become a bell tower.
The resulting 92,000 square foot building will be of Spanish Colonial design and contain a bank on the first floor, parking on the second and third floors, and office space on the fourth and fifth levels.
Previous Update: Downtown Garage Transforming Into Bank, Office Building
The Fountains at Farah (East)
This highly anticipated Fountains at Farah project at Hawkins Boulevard and Interstate 10 continues to make progress, and structural elements are clearly coming into view. Most of the project area still looks like a lot of dirt is being moved around, but cement work can be seen in fragments throughout. Columns can easily be seen in the eastern portion of what will become the parking structure.
Along Gateway West Boulevard, the entryways are taking shape, and newer rock walls have been constructed that will support the Promenade area of the center. The 600,000 square foot center is scheduled to open in Fall of 2013.
Previous Update: Dick's Sporting Goods Joins 'Fountains' Lineup
CVS Building (Downtown)
The upcoming CVS Pharmacy project at 201 N. Mesa Street in Downtown is also making progress as crews have set up shop to prepare for renovation. The 30,000 square foot building is currently vacant, and the actual drug store should take up about 10,000 square feet of space. The structure is now fenced off as interior demolition may be taking place.
Previous Update: CVS Pharmacy May Open Downtown Location