Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ground Broken for Campbell Apartments Near Downtown

A South El Paso neighborhood near Downtown will see a brand new apartment building rise within about twelve months, just one block south of Paisano Drive. Groundbreaking was held Thursday for the 88-unit Campbell Apartments at 501 South Campbell Street.
The Campbell Apartments will rise five stories in South El Paso, just south of Downtown, as shown in this rendering. Construction could be complete by fall of 2015. (Courtesy Soto Enterprises)

The urban, mixed-use building will rise five stories, with retail and parking on the first level and apartment units on the upper floors. 

There will be 3,654 square feet of storefront retail space available which may be divided in up to four separate tenants. Behind the retail spaces, there will be 48 parking spaces in a covered garage.

On floors two through five, there will be a total of 16 one bedroom, 56 two bedroom, and 16 three bedroom units. Apartments will surround an interior courtyard, and most will have balconies along the outside overlooking Campbell Street and Third Avenue.

According to the project's developer, Soto Enterprises, Inc., apartment units will include kitchen appliances along with a washer and dryer. The apartments will be energy efficient and have refrigerated air.

"Our hope is to help remove the stigma that has come to be associated with this area and encourage other builders and organizations to invest in the downtown area by building these apartments," states Joe Soto, Chief Operating Officer of Soto Enterprises.
The Campbell Apartments in South El Paso will be located just one block south of Paisano Drive, shaded in orange on this map. Downtown El Paso is a short walk to the north. 

Access to the apartment levels and to the parking garage will be secured. In addition, residents will be able to choose whichever internet, TV, and telephone provider that services the area.

Buildings that previously existed on the half block in South El Paso have already been demolished, meaning the groundbreaking will be the beginning of new construction.

Soto hopes to have the project completed in under a year. Exigo Architecture and Micca Builders, both of El Paso, are also involved in design and construction of the Campbell Apartments.

The groundbreaking was held Thursday, October 9, 2014.