Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cielo Vista Mall Officials Tight-Lipped on Expansion Delay

By Armando Landin   

Officials with Cielo Vista Mall aren't offering any details as to why a previously announced expansion has been delayed.

Rendering of the proposed expansion to Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso. (Simon Property Group)

A representative with Simon Property Group indicates they "continue to work on plans for the expansion of Cielo Vista Mall," but have no additional updates. Simon owns and operates the mall, located in East El Paso at Interstate 10 and Hawkins Boulevard.

In May 2015, mall officials announced a 125,000 square foot expansion of Cielo Vista which would add 35 to 40 new stores and three to four restaurants that would begin construction in early 2016. However, there has been no visible movement since then.

This site plan shows how a Dillard's location would move westward to make space for an expansion at El Paso's Cielo Vista Mall. (Site plan: Simon Property Group)

Simon Property Group proposes an expansion off of the western wing of the mall in its plan, where the current Dillard's mens and childrens store now exists. Dillard's would be moved to the west, allowing room for the new shops and restaurants.

(More expansion details: Mall News: See Rendering of Cielo Vista Expansion)

The proposed expansion of Cielo Vista Mall in East El Paso would extend off of the western wing. (Aerial photo: Simon Property Group)

Cielo Vista Mall is El Paso's largest shopping center with more than 1.24 million square feet of space and over 140 stores.

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