By Armando Landin
Construction will soon be underway on a 500,000 square foot retail center at the corner of Desert Boulevard North and Paseo Del Norte on El Paso’s West Side. West Towne Marketplace will feature retail, restaurant, and entertainment options on the 63-acre property, according to a brochure.
|A rendering of West Towne Marketplace shows a roundabout in the "lifestyle" area of the retail center, planned for West El Paso. (River Oaks Properties)|
The new center will include a large grocery retailer as its main anchor along with big box sporting goods and soft goods retailers, spread throughout the more traditional power center sections of the development.
It will also include “lifestyle” retail areas with specialty shops and “signature” restaurants. In particular, a section of the center includes shops lining the lanes leading up to a roundabout with a fountain in the center.
|The site plan for West Towne Marketplace shows the traditional power center and lifestyle areas of the development, at the corner of Paseo Del Norte and Desert Boulevard North in El Paso. (River Oaks Properties)|
A movie theater will also be part of the development, planned for the northern section of the development. The 29,050 square foot theater has an expansion option of an additional 6,000 square feet.
|A rendering of the possible design style planned for West Towne Marketplace. (River Oaks Properties)|
No specific retail or restaurant names have been revealed for the center, which is scheduled to open in late 2017 or early 2018. River Oaks Properties of El Paso is the developer on the project.