Monday, April 25, 2016

'Midtown Lofts' Could Transform Warehouse District in Central El Paso

By Armando Landin   

A loft project proposed for Central El Paso may be the beginning of transforming a longtime warehouse district into a livable community. The Midtown Lofts project is slated for an industrial neighborhood near the Spaghetti Bowl.

The Midtown Lofts will bring an apartment complex to a warehouse district in Central El Paso. (Exigo Architecture)

According to the architect's website, the three-story apartment complex would be located at the corner of Durazno Avenue and Stevens Street, one block east of Copia Street and south of Interstate 10, though the site does not indicate on which corner the complex would be constructed.

The project page highlights the apartment project's proximity to University Medical Center and the Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, which sit about one mile to the east.

Midtown Lofts will offer "garden-style apartments" with balconies in each unit, a clubhouse, a sand volleyball playground, and a picnic area.

The Midtown Lofts in Central El Paso will be located at the corner of Stevens Street and Durazno Avenue, about a mile west of University Medical Center.

The area is currently dominated by manufacturing warehouses and industrial retailers. The project will "revitalize the zone which is in transition from warehouses to residential/commercial," according to the project description.

The size of the $9.5 million project is 111,986 square feet and could be completed by summer of 2017, according to the architect's website, Exigo of El Paso. The developer is listed as EPT Properties.