Thursday, March 12, 2015

Land Study May Mean New NE El Paso Neighborhoods in the Franklin Mountain Foothills

The foothills of the Franklin Mountains in Northeast El Paso could see more residential development in the coming years after the City Plan Commission approved a land study for the area. "Sierra del Puerte" includes about 175 acres of land just west of Magnetic Street.
The site plan for a new residential development in Northeast El Paso shows streets winding around arroyos and open space. (City of El Paso)

According to the land study, the developer plans to construct 319 residential units on 70 acres. The site plan shows residential streets winding through the development, with arroyos interspersed throughout.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pottery Barn Opens Next Week at Outlet Shoppes

A Pottery Barn store is scheduled to open next week in Northwest El Paso. The newest addition to the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso will open Friday, March 20, 2015.

The 10,178 square foot store will open in the center's northern expansion which opened last year.

Officially a Pottery Barn Outlet, the store offers "high-quality products for the home," according to a press release. It is part of the Williams-Sonoma family of stores.

The new Pottery Barn Outlet store is located next to a Williams-Sonoma Outlet at the center. Shoppers will receive 10% off their entire purchase on opening day.

Montana Expressway? Images Show View of Future US 62/180 Freeway

A local design firm has unveiled renderings of what an eventual new East El Paso freeway may look like once completed. Plans were revealed by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2013 that show a miles-long stretch of Montana Avenue becoming an expressway east of Yarbrough Drive.
This rendering shows the western terminus of the planned US 62/180 freeway in East El Paso. The ramps take traffic to and from Global Reach Drive. (

Neomedia Design Group of El Paso posted several images online depicting multiple major intersections along the freeway, including at George Dieter Drive, Saul Kleinfeld Drive, and Rich Beem Boulevard.