Friday, May 15, 2015

Martin Building Apartments Could be Named 'ElectriCity,' Get Giant Lit Sign

El Pasoans are getting a sneak peak at a giant sign that will adorn the Martin Building once its renovation is complete. The historic high rise is undergoing a renovation in Downtown El Paso.

A giant sign could top the Martin Building in Downtown El Paso once its ongoing renovation is completed. "ELECTRICITY" may also be the new name of the retail and apartment building. (City of El Paso)

The image comes courtesy of a Facebook page highlighting the work of Los Angeles based Vuro Art Gallery, which is creating the sign.

Light bulbs will line the inside of giant block letters spelling out "ELECTRICTY," which will sit atop the seven-story building according to City of El Paso documents. According to a teaser at the project's Facebook page, that may be the future name of the apartment building.

The Martin Building in Downtown El Paso could have a giant sign spelling out "ELECTRICITY" at the top of the historic structure. (facebook.com/amorporjuarez)

The third through seventh floors of the building will house approximately 40 apartment units. The Martin Building is at the corner of Stanton Street and Mills Avenue, just one block east of San Jacinto Plaza in Downtown El Paso.

This teaser image was posted at the Martin Building project Facebook page. (facebook.com/pages/ElectriCity)

Previously: Downtown Mixed Use: Martin Building Project to Merge Historic with Brand New

12 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I like all the development going on downtown. As for the other buildings, lets hope that low-life good for nothing billy abraham sells his buildings or does something decent with them or I guess he just wants them out there abandoned to reflect his life.

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    1. @ greentea2015! I appreciate your comment about the low life thing "cough" "cough" and with that being said the low life thing just finish purchasing another downtown building, it was the former Walgreens on Mesa St.
      City Council is afraid of Billy even more now that he is in prison,but the real problem is that Billy will never fix or sell any of his buildings. He want's somebody else to finance and do the work for him then take their money if the deal falls through just like the Spaghetti Factory Train Station.Also look at the Caples building? work has been going on for years and it looks like it's being renovated by a bunch of Crack Heads. OK enough of the negative stuff, this ELECTRICITY building name sounds right on!
      More apartments for downtown are great but where are the tenants going to park their cars,they should have wedge a parking garage structure behind it.If I were a developer, I would plan Smart not Small!

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  2. As long as they would build a parking lot like the garages at utep, those are nice to look at, anything but those plain flat parking lots. Even better, it would be nice if the downtown residents did not have to drive and could do everything on a bus, bike or walking like downtown San Francisco.

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    1. OH Yeah! like The City That Knows How! San Francisco, I use to live there for 23 years till I moved back to El Paso.San Francisco city planners really know what they are doing as they continue to make their city more enjoyable by leaps and bounds,they are very Smart Code enthusiast people. I sure wish that El Paso could learn something from them,especially with our downtown redevelopment.Build right plan smart
      something developers in El Paso still lack.

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    3. El Paso has turned a new chapter for economic development. The Electric City building is just the beginning for downtown City Dwellers. This building will compliment the Aloft Hotel on Texas St. City Council now has to negotiate with a big food chain like HEB to build a two story grocery store in the downtown area for the residents to do their shopping. Think ahead City Council.
      Jaysatx04
      "El Paso. My Town, My City!"

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    4. That's the spirit. Whole foods,HEB,MOM's, common Market 2 levels would be a nice start with apartments on top. Like in San Francisco. My Idea would be to reno. The old American Furniture build as office spaces and have a 19 floor high rise with connecting atrium and catwalks for each floor. Inside with potted trees and floral for color.the high rise being of similar design as our new ball park.

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