The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso officially broke ground today on an expansion that will bring new retailers to the region. The Phase II expansion will add 44,000 square feet of space to the shopping center.
|Conceptual image of the H&M outlet store planned for the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso. (Courtesy Outlet Shoppes at El Paso)|
The retailers announced today include H&M, Love Culture, New York & Company, and Destination Maternity. Outlet Shoppes officials indicate additional three additional stores will be announced in the future, including some that are new to El Paso.
|Construction crews work on a 44,000 square foot expansion at the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso. (Armando Landin/El Paso Development News)|
The new structure, which is being built on the northern side of the center, helps complete the "racetrack" design that includes covered walkways.
|This rendering shows the expansion to the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso on the left hand side. The H&M outlet store will be located on the far side, in the northeastern corner of the center. (Courtesy Outlet Shoppes at El Paso)|
Crews have already begun working on site work and steel placement. According to a press release, the expansion is expected to generate $17 million in sales and $344,000 in local sales tax.
The first phase of the project opened in 2007 with about 378,000 square feet and over 90 tenants in far Northwest El Paso.
|Shopping center officials and city leaders ceremonially break ground at the construction site for the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso expansion on February 26, 2014. (Armando Landin/El Paso Development News)|
Horizon Group Properties, Inc., and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., are co-developers on the expansion, which is expected to see completion in fall of 2014.