Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Retail Update: Changes for North Hills Crossing

Tenants Added, Removed from Latest Conceptual Site Plan

UPDATE: For the latest list of proposed stores, read our latest story on North Hills Crossing by clicking here: Work Begins on North Hills Crossing

Original Story:
The newest site plan for a future shopping center slated for Northeast El Paso shows a few changes from the version revealed last year. The layout for North Hills Crossing remains generally unchanged and will take up a 28-acre spot at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Gateway South, along the US-54 freeway.
The newest site plan for the future North Hills Crossing shopping center in Northeast El Paso is slightly different than the RJL Real Estate version. (City of El Paso)

A Chick-fil-a Restaurant has been replaced by a McDonald’s location on the southern corner of the site, while two spots that were previously labeled as future Panda Express and Whataburger locations are now simply labeled as “Restaurant” and “Fast Food.”

Panda Express now shows up along the southeastern side of the center and may share a wall with a Verizon location. Taco Cabana is still pictured next door to this structure, though Five Guys and Dunkin’ Donuts have been removed.

A Walmart Market will still take the largest anchor spot in the northwestern corner, with a 41,000 square foot store planned along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Next to it will be a Petco pet store, which is a new addition. Previous versions of the site plan have indicated a generic “Pet Store” label as well as PetSmart.

Continuing to the east along the main shopping center building, stores include Dollar Tree, Ross, Marshall’s, and Rack Room Shoes, which have all been previously mentioned. New to the tentative lineup are Rue 21 and Big Lots.

Other retailers no longer listed on the site plan include Anna’s Linens, Office Depot, and a Michael’s crafts store. A previous version of the site plan also showed spots for JCPenney and Peter Piper Pizza, which are no longer shown.

The latest version of the site plan is included in the newest marketing flyer of the RJL Real Estate consultants website (www.rjlrealestate.com) and also shows up in an El Paso City Council agenda item which seeks to release certain special conditions from the property to allow the project to move forward, though there are slight differences.

As with previous versions of the site plan, the stores listed may not be set in stone and will most likely change as the project moves closer to becoming a reality.

The project is located just south of the 342-unit Bungalows at North Hills apartment complex. No timeline has been revealed for this project.