Monday, July 18, 2016

Canyons at Cimarron Bringing 'Casual Lifestyle' Shopping Center to West El Paso

By Armando Landin   

A new, "casual lifestyle" shopping center is headed to West El Paso and will be located in the Cimarron master planned community.

This rendering depicts one of the "Main Street" areas of the future Canyons at Cimarron, planned for West El Paso. (EP Riverbend Development)

The Canyons at Cimarron will be an open air, walkable center which will include 92,000 square feet of space for retail, restaurant, and office uses.

This mixed-use development will also include an adjacent apartment complex. The development is located at the corner of Resler Drive and Paseo del Norte Drive.

According to the project site plan, The Canyons will consist of main streets lined with shop and restaurant buildings, meeting at a roundabout which will also abut the apartment area.

Shops and restaurants line two "Main Street" areas in the site plan for The Canyons at Cimarron, a "casual lifestyle" center planned for West El Paso. (EP Riverbend Development)

Parking will largely be located behind the buildings, though angled street parking will also be available. There will be a total of 575 parking spaces throughout the center.

The Canyons at Cimarron in West El Paso will have shaded seating areas and wide pedestrian paths along nearby shops and restaurants. (EP Riverbend Development)

Bicycle and pedestrian paths will connect adjacent Cimarron neighborhoods to the center, which will have several shaded seating areas. A designated childrens' play area is also part of the design.

The Canyons is part of a recent surge of planned retail projects in the area, with the highly anticipated West Towne Marketplace planned just a quarter mile to the west. Nearby residents currently have relatively few retail options east of Interstate 10.

(Previously: ‘West Towne Marketplace’ to bring 500,000 Square Foot Retail Center to West El Paso)

Despite lots of acreage dedicated to retail in nearby areas, including along Transmountain Drive to the north, construction has largely been dedicated to industrial, office, and residential uses.

The Canyons at Cimarron will be located less than a mile from I-10 in West El Paso. (EP Riverbend Development)

That could change with a larger office/professional presence nearby, such as the ADP expansion and Sierra/Providence hospital still under construction. Both are highlighted by a brochure for The Canyons at Cimarron.

A roundabout will be in the center of The Canyons at Cimarron development, which will also include an adjacent apartment complex. (EP Riverbend Development)

EP Riverbend Development of El Paso is the developer behind the project. No construction timeline has been disclosed for the project.


  1. It's already under construction.

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  3. Honestly, this is such a double edged sword. These developments have the potential to be so much more. There are technologies available that benefit not only the developer, but the future tenants of these spaces that should be considered, but aren't. The result is fuel on top of El Paso Electric's fire allowing them to consistently raise rates due to decreasing load factor and increasing peak demand.
    Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that El Paso is getting new developments, I just see many of them having the potential to be done in a manner that allows the business owners and developers to put more money where it needs to be. Just my $0.02

  4. I'm happy to see this happening in El Paso. Thinking about moving there to be near family who are Military. In Florida now. El Paso looks like a good place to retire. No humidity :-)

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