Nov 17, 2017

El Paso High Rise Plan Wins City Council Approval


A modernistic 26-story mixed-use building may soon fill up an empty downtown lot across the street from El Paso’s City Hall.

Members of the El Paso City Council have given their approval to a plan for the construction of a public/private project that will include 180 hotel rooms, an equal number of luxury apartments, and some 36,000 square feet of retail space.

According to city documents, the project, to be developed by the Myers Group, a Coral Gables, Florida-based developer with offices in El Paso, will additionally include two swimming pools, a fitness and spa center, and both grocery store and restaurant.

“The site is designed to provide multi-point access to all of the retail bays at the ground level,” the Myers proposal submitted to El Paso says, “thus promoting a walkable pedestrian experience that is welcoming and visually interesting.”

Included in the project is garage parking space for more than 1,100 vehicles. Of that amount, some 700 spaces will be owned by the City of El Paso and available for public use.

The rooftop of the garage will feature a 40,000 square foot amenity deck.

The Myers plan is in response to a fall 2015 request for proposals issued by El Paso to develop the block at the corner of N. Campbell Street and E. Mills Avenue.

Because that block is inside the boundaries of the city’s Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, the project will be eligible for a number of tax incentives.


By Garry Boulard

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