Tuesday, July 19, 2016

West El Paso Tower Approved by City Council

By Armando Landin   

City Council has unanimously approved a rezoning change that will allow the 22-story Shadow Mountain development in West El Paso to proceed.

The City of El Paso has approved the 22-story Shadow Mountain mixed use project on the West Side. (Meyers Group)

In a special meeting held solely to consider the project on July 19, 2016, City Representatives heard from members of the community on both sides of the issue, those supporting and those opposed to the tower.

Meyers Group of Florida, which also has an El Paso office, proposed the project in April. The $100+ million project will raise a mixed-use tower at 201 Shadow Mountain Drive, just east of the Sunland Park Drive/North Mesa Street intersection. The existing Coronado Tower is nearby.

(Previously: 22-Story Mixed-Use Tower Planned for West El Paso)

Individuals in support of the project highlighted the enormous private investment in El Paso and expected corresponding economic boost, while those opposed argued that the tower would obstruct views and increase traffic.

Though no concrete construction timeline has been revealed, the Meyers Group has already purchased the property. City staff has indicated the majority of construction will be completed by 2019.

The tower will include apartments, hotel units, a parking garage, and ground floor retail.

(Previously: City Postpones Vote on West Side Tower)