Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Avalon West: Phase One of New Desert Pass Development

By Armando Landin
A new project featuring apartment homes in West El Paso is the first part of a multi-phase development bringing residential and commercial uses to a long-vacant area off of Interstate 10 and Resler Drive.

The Avalon West apartment community is the first project to open along Desert Pass Street, a new area between Remcon Circle and Resler Drive in West El Paso. (Courtesy Maria Nuzzo/Bohannon Development)

Avalon West, an apartment community that will be built in two phases, officially opened its doors on July 22, 2016.

The complex is located at 240 Desert Pass Street along a relatively new street connecting the Remcon Circle area to Resler Drive. The residential component is located on the eastern side of the street while future commercial/retail uses will be located on the western side.

An apartment building within the new Avalon West complex in West El Paso. (Courtesy Maria Nuzzo/Bohannon Development)

The first phase of Avalon West includes 262 units ranging in size from 567 to 1,355 square feet. Floor plans include one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Individual units include amenities such as granite countertops, fiber optic TV and internet wiring, and washer and dryer connections.

This site plan shows residential units to the east of Desert Pass Street in West El Paso. Potential commercial/retail uses will be located closer to Interstate 10. (Courtesy Bohannon Development)

Other amenities at the apartment community include a "beach entry pool" with water features, detached garages, a "central bark" pet play area, and a clubhouse that includes a Starbucks coffee bar.

A community area within the Avalon West apartment community in El Paso. (Courtesy Maria Nuzzo/Bohannon Development)

Bohannon Development of El Paso is behind the Avalon West project and has partnered with Southwest Land Development Services to build out the commercial/retail components across the street.

Apartment units within Avalon West in El Paso are available in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. (Courtesy Maria Nuzzo/Bohannon Development)

No word on tenants or the type of retail expected at the development, which can be seen from Interstate 10 and is located just south of the Cinemark Theater between Resler Drive and North Mesa Street.

West Side commuters driving south on Resler Drive towards I-10 will most likely have noticed a new street and traffic signal just before the freeway connector, the new Desert Pass Street that leads into the development.

Avalon West is located in what had been a long-vacant property near I-10 and Resler Drive in West El Paso. (Site plan courtesy of Bohannon Development)

More information can be found at the Avalon West website: www.avalonwestep.com