Some 120 acres of farmland on the northwest side of El Paso could be transformed into a predominantly residential mixed-use space if the vision of two developers become reality.
Members of the El Paso City Council have voted in favor of removing a restriction on the number of houses that could be built on the site, allowing for up to seven structures per acre.
Slated to go up near the intersection of Westside Drive and Artcraft Drive, near a sparsely populated neighborhood of modest one-story houses, the project would see the construction of both single and multi-family dwellings.
According to city documents, the project has won the tentative support of the groups Save Our Sierras and the Franklin Mountains Wildness Coalition provided that up to 30 percent of the site will be used for the development of open space and parks.
The developers, Scott Winston and Joseph Nester, have also said that they would like to see some retail space construction at the site.
A construction schedule for the project has not yet been officially announced.
By Garry Boulard
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