Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mixed-Use Apartments Proposed for West El Paso

Two Four-Story Buildings to Include Housing, Commercial Spaces

A rezoning application with the City Plan Commission reveals a mixed-use apartment complex planned for West El Paso. Two four-story buildings will make up the project, located on De Leon Drive, just off North Mesa Street.
(City of El Paso, City Plan Commission)

The project includes a total of 16 apartments, including 12 two-bedroom and four one-bedroom units, spread between both buildings. The apartments comprise a total area of 16,064 square feet.

Another 3,210 square feet will be dedicated to retail space on the ground floor of each building. A total of three retail spaces will be available.

A reduction of 40% of the parking requirement will be requested as part of the application; a project of this size requires 43 parking spaces in Residential Mixed Use zoning, while only 26 are proposed. According to the application, a traffic study has shown that there are 71 spaces within a 300 foot radius of the property.

The surrounding area has a mix of uses, including single-family homes, multi-family apartments, and commercial properties. The recently completed Fiesta-Balboa pocket park is also nearby.

The Planning Division is recommending approval of the rezoning application for the property, which is located at 2 De Leon Drive. The City Plan Commission with consider the item at the April 24, 2014 meeting.