Responding to a need for more pediatric services in a state that has one of the highest birth rates in the West, construction could launch around a year from now on a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility in Gilbert, Arizona.
A modern two-story apartment complex built in 1974 may not seem very old to many, but to a real estate investment company, the prospect of putting up something more attuned to today’s renters takes precedence.
In a town where increased apartment rents and home prices are making it more difficult for moderate-income workers to find housing, a new condominium project will see roughly a quarter of its units dedicated to that demographic.
With three elementary schools in the booming Pebble Hills far east area of El Paso already operating at capacity, officials with the Socorro Independent School District have long been talking about the need for new facilities.
In a city where the population has jumped from less than 500,000 in the 1960s to nearly 700,000 today, it stands to reason that public facilities there would eventually feel the effects of the people boom.
Work on the Northgate Transfer Center, at the site of the former Northgate Shopping Mall in El Paso, is just one of a list of projects in line to get additional funding through certificates of obligation.