Monday, September 22, 2014

Horizon Airport May Become Residential Development

Project Could Replace Airstrip with 457 Single-Family Homes, Two Parks

A 90-acre portion of the Horizon Airport will become a residential development. That’s according to an application filed with the El Paso City Plan Commission.
Sky View Estates will replace the former Horizon Airport just outside the El Paso city limits on the Far East Side.

The developer of the project, listed as DVEP Land, LLC, is proposing 457 single-family homes for the site, which is about a mile east of Joe Battle Boulevard and half a mile south of Pellicano Drive.

Two parks are also planned for Sky View Estates, as it is called in the application. The property is a long, narrow piece of land that runs about one mile from east to west.
The site plan of the western section of Sky View Estates. (City of El Paso)

Horizon Airport, originally named West Texas Airport, was a private, family-owned runway that served general aviation flights. In all, the airport land consists of 200 acres.
The eastern section of Sky View Estates. The entire property is about one mile long. (City of El Paso)

The property is located outside of El Paso city limits, but within the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). This requires the property to file subdivision applications with the City of El Paso.

The City Plan Commission is scheduled to consider the item at its September 25, 2014, meeting. There is no indication on when the project will begin, if approved.