Monday, April 18, 2016

22-Story Mixed-Use Tower Planned for West El Paso

By Armando Landin   

A Florida based developer plans to build a mixed-use tower in West El Paso in the coming years, according to City documents. The 22-story highrise will go up near the corner of Sunland Park Drive and Mesa Street on a currently vacant lot, on Shadow Mountain Drive.

A rendering of the Shadow Mountain mixed use tower, planned for West El Paso. (Meyers Group)

The tower will be a mix of hotel and apartment units, with retail proposed for the ground floor. It will rise 256 feet, making it the second tallest building in El Paso. The Wells Fargo building in Downtown El Paso is 296 feet tall.

Plans are to create 228 apartment units and 219 hotel units, with residences located on the 11th floor and above. The hotel rooms will be located from the second to the tenth floors.

The ground floor lobby areas will be accompanied by 42,000 square feet of retail space. A five story garage will provide over 700 parking spaces for the development.

According to master zoning documents, the building will be "unique" to El Paso and include landscaped terraces and a pool deck.

This architectural elevation provides a general idea of what a new mixed-use tower may look like, planned for West El Paso. (City of El Paso)
All areas in and around the tower will be landscaped, and the colors and "tones" of the building will include shades of bronze, ochre, and red.

Meyers Group of Florida is behind the development and opened an El Paso office in 2015 to "manage new real estate developments, specifically multi-family, market-rate projects throughout the western region of the country," according to its website.

The master zoning plan shows the footprint of the 22-story tower (in blue) which will include retail, hotel, and residential units in West El Paso. (City of El Paso)
“We see significant potential for growth in El Paso and are currently identifying strategic opportunities to invest, develop or renovate multiple properties in the region,” said Stuart I. Meyers, Chairman and CEO of the Meyers Group, in a press release announcing the El Paso office.

The new tower in El Paso will be located at 201 Shadow Mountain Drive, which Sunland Park Drive turns into east of Mesa Street. No timeline for construction is disclosed in the master zoning plan, though the City Plan Commission will consider the rezoning application at its April 21, 2016 meeting.

21 comments:

  1. This is super AWESOME! it's about time they do something of this caliber....

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  2. Sadly now city council will vote tomorrow on zoning change for this building and they are requesting that the building be smaller in height. What a bunch of negative small midget minded fools they are, those in favor of downsizing this spectacular would be building. We don't have these types of building in El Paso, and if the project gets shot down. I would advice the Meyers Group to build in Albuquerque or even Las Cruces because El Paso is just to scared and dirt cheap to build up and tall.

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  3. That tall of a building is going to obscure a large chunk of the Franklin Mountains. They should build it downtown.

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    1. How is this tall building going to obscure a large chunk of the Franklin Mountains? only if you happen to have eyes the size of an ant then you might have issues. But if you complain about the the building blocking your view, then get off your fat sofa and walk to the mountains every now and then,might do you some good to walk and take some fat off your weight.You should be complaining about the rock quarries and the developments that are destroying our Franklin Mountains. This tower is not going to do any such destruction of the Franklins.

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    2. I agree, Benjamin. The height is enormous. However, I would hope the building improves the area. I live up in the Coronado Country Club and would love to see an improvement down in the Shadow Mountain/Mesa area.

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  4. If they reduce the height of this tower then you are telling every investor that El paso is not really open for business. Trust me every investor is watching this to see what happens

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    1. The good news is that most reasonable El Pasoans favor this new tower for El Paso's westside and that includes several city leaders. Even Northwest City Representative Carl Robinson, a man with many negative views and No Votes on city council is onboard with this new development.It's the nimbys that need to back off and let progress proceed.Developers should build another building just like this one in downtown El Paso but much taller and no less than 35 stories high.

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    2. Meant to say Northeast City Representative Carl Robinson not northwest,need some early morning coffee to help grease my magnetic relative bearing compass,my bad?

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  5. I love it. It'll be wonderful for those who can no longer drive, because of age or illness. It is walking distance of 4-5 restaurants, grocery store, liquor store, drug store, clothes and shoe stores, banks et cetera. Not to mention the bus stop being a stone's throw away, to be able to go to ballgames, the theatre, or a concert.
    It would be lovely to give our handicapped and our elderly a better quality of life.

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  6. The Chase Building is now the second tallest building in El Paso standing at 18 stories 250 feet tall.So the 22 story Shadow Mountain Tower will eclipse it by only 6 feet!so those most fortunate people living in that tower are going to have some great spetacular views of the whole mountains and the upper valley without any houses,trees or people getting in their way.

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  9. I just recently read on a blog the construction on this Shadow Mountain Tower might start in August of this year instead of the first quarter of next year.
    It was not mentioned in yesterday's Mayor Oscar Leeser's state of the city speech but I did see Josh Meyer attending that conference on TV.

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  11. Once again the NAYSAYERS of El Paso are at it again crying and complaining moaning and bitching about the proposed 22 story tower on Shadow Mountain.
    I'm sure that they are the same ones that complaint about Southwest University Park Stadium getting built as well.
    If they always had their way, El Paso would still be dirt,tumbleweeds,weeds,beer cans/bottles,plastic bags, trash and litter everywhere.If the city turns down over $100 million dollars of improvement development investment because of these scofflaws.That will most certainly spell DOOM for other future El Paso projects as developers will pull out of the market.The POS nagging crying naysayers had the gull to buy a full page of negative protest ad on page 5 of the El Paso Inc.Urging to protest against the tower at city council meeting on June 8.I'm not too crazy about this particular
    dysfunctional city council administration as provenly known to flip flop from time to time.

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  13. This should be built downtown to help our pathetic Skyline 😕

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