Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Walmart Plans to Add Another West Side Store

Retail Giant Submits Site Development Plan for Sunland Area Location

A Walmart store may soon be headed to a property near the intersection of Sunland Park Drive and Doniphan Drive in West El Paso, according to a Detailed Site Development Plan recently submitted to the City.
Walmart will build a new store near the intersection of Doniphan Drive and Sunland Park, according to a development plan with the City. (City of El Paso)

The retailer has plans to construct a 41,980 square foot Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1110 Sunland Park Drive, just east of the State Line Restaurant. The property on which the Walmart will be constructed is located in Texas but nearly crosses the New Mexico state line.

According to the site plan, the store will sit at the back of the property with parking located in front of the store. A separate lot occupies the front of the property, along Sunland Park Drive, though there is no mention of what may be constructed there in the future..

Vehicle access to the Walmart will be via a driveway connected to Emory Drive on the western side of the store. Another driveway will be located off of the right-turn-only lane along eastbound Sunland Park Drive. BNSF Railway railroad tracks run on the eastern side of the property.

A different Walmart location opened recently along Doniphan Drive, at its intersection with Redd Road. The new store will be about four miles to the south. Other planned Walmart locations for the city include one at the Aldea development near Executive Center Boulevard on the West Side and another at North Hills Crossing in Northeast El Paso.

The City Plan Commission will consider the Detailed Site Development Plan for the latest Walmart at its July 31, 2014 meeting.