Saturday, July 6, 2013

Downtown Demo

Demolition is well underway on a property owned by the Borderplex Community Trust (BCT) in downtown El Paso, one of two parcels the real estate investment trust plans on tearing down near San Jacinto Plaza.

The City Council approved demolition of the remaining structure (left in photo), a Henry Trost designed building deemed “non-contributing,” overriding the Historic Landmark Commission’s earlier vote to deny the application.

Developers have indicated their intent to build a mixed-use project on the site, but immediate plans may include constructing a surface parking lot.

No other details or timelines have been made public by BCT representatives.