Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Unique Coffee Shop Getting 'Stacked' in Downtown El Paso

Two shipping containers will be stacked one on top of the other on Wednesday in Downtown El Paso to help create a new coffee shop. The Coffee Box will offer a new eatery option in Downtown when it opens later this year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Northwest El Paso Hospital Breaks Ground

Ground was broken last week on a new multi-million dollar Sierra Providence Health Network (SPHN) hospital in Northwest El Paso that will take shape at the corner of Transmountain Road and Resler Drive. Officials touted their partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in making the facility a teaching hospital.

Friday, August 15, 2014

City Looking for Someone to Develop Convention Hotel for Downtown

The City of El Paso is seeking proposals for a Downtown convention hotel. Will developers be interested? According to the request for proposals, projects that require less City incentives will be scored more highly.

Friday, August 1, 2014

MCA Changes 'Cardwell' Bldg Location Again, Back to Original Spot

After announcing in June that it was seeking a deal to build a new biomedical building on the Jefferson High School campus, the MCA Foundation has decided to instead build it at the originally targeted location along Interstate 10.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lower Valley Drainage Ditch to Transform into Linear Park

A two-mile stretch of the Playa Drain in the Lower Valley of El Paso could soon become a linear park that can be used for recreation by residents. El Paso Water Utilities is purchasing the drain from El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 and will work with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation on creating the recreation areas.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

City Solicits Water Park for Northeast El Paso

The City of El Paso is now seeking bids for a year-round water/adventure park to be built in Northeast El Paso. It would like a developer to construct and manage the park on 39 acres of land surrounding Cohen Stadium, which sits unused since the El Paso Diablos moved out.

Officials stated in the past that a water park company approached the City about possibly building an attraction on the land, but nothing was every made official. It's unclear if this is the next step in that same process, or if the City now has no committed developers and is looking for a new partner. According to the City's website, bids are due by September 2, 2014.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sudden Funding for Downtown Streetcar Project?

Ted Houghton, the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) chairman, told the El Paso Times today that he expects funding for the Downtown streetcar project to be approved this week. This comes more than a year after the City of El Paso completed its streetcar study the State said would be required to acquire funding.

Monday, March 24, 2014

$7.7M Federal Grant Received by Housing Authority

The federal government has awarded $7.7 million to the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso as part of $1.8 billion in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Savoy Apartment Construction to Begin in May

A project to bring 27 loft-style apartments to Downtown El Paso could begin its construction phase in May, according to a story on KFOX. The Savoy Apartments will transform a mostly vacant building into housing units at the corner of Stanton Street and Overland Avenue.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Asarco Cleanup on Pace to Finish in 4th Quarter of 2015

Remediation on the former Asarco site is on schedule and should be completed by the end of 2015.

The 465-acre site will be ready for sale at that point, and the trustee overseeing the cleanup, Roberto Puga, hopes it will be sold in its entirety to one developer.