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View Poll Results: Best Mid Sized Southwestern City
Tucson, AZ 46 27.88%
Albuquerque, NM 85 51.52%
El Paso, TX 34 20.61%
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:01 PM
 
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A Florida based developer plans to build a mixed-use tower in West El Paso, according to City documents. The 22-story highrise will go up near the corner of Sunland Park Drive and Mesa Street on a currently vacant lot, on Shadow Mountain Drive.


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A rendering of the Shadow Mountain mixed use tower, planned for West El Paso. (Meyers Group)
The historic Bassett Tower in Downtown El Paso is undergoing a transformation thanks to local investors, and now the project to open an Aloft Hotel at the site has received a facade improvement grant.


Bassett Tower in Downtown El Paso has received a facade improvement grant. The historic highrise will become an Aloft Hotel, scheduled to open in April 2017. (Downtown Management District)Details have emerged on a brand new Courtyard by Marriott coming to Downtown El Paso. The new multi-floor hotel will have a prominent spot along I-10 and across the street from Southwest University Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas.


A Courtyard by Marriott hotel is planned for Downtown El Paso, as seen in this rendering from the architect. (Mitchell Carlson Stone, Inc.)

The architect behind a planned lofts project adjacent to Southwest University Park in Downtown El Paso is teasing what the project may ultimately look like once built.


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Three planned "upper end" apartments could have views of El Paso Chihuahuas games. (exigoarch.com)




The streetcar project in Downtown El Paso has been chugging along for months, but has mostly been focused on utility relocation. That will change in June when crews begin laying rail along the streetcar route.


This cross section shows how the streetcar rail will be embedded in a concrete slab. Rail recently arrived in El Paso and will soon be laid for the streetcar project. (CRRMA)



ls: Downtown, Housing, Savoy

Loop 375 Extension Now Called 'Border West Expressway'



State and local officials held a groundbreaking this week for the now renamed Border West Expressway project in West El Paso. The project, formerly known as Border Highway West, will create a tolled expressway and complete the loop around the city.

The Border West Expressway will be a tollway for 5.6 miles from West El Paso near Sunland Park to Downtown. (TXDOT)


This rendering shows what the Northgate Transfer Center may look like, coming soon to Northeast El Paso. (www.exigoarch.com)




The latest addition to the Montecillo smart growth development in West El Paso is now hiring in anticipation of its opening. Alamo Drafthouse cinema seeks 200 employees for its upcoming location.

The Alamo Drafthouse is now hiring for its West El Paso location, shown in this rendering. It will be an anchor tenant in the upcoming Montecillo Town Center. (Alamo Drafthouse/Triple Tap Ventures)


Construction will soon be underway on a 500,000 square foot retail center at the corner of Desert Boulevard North and Paseo Del Norte on El Paso’s West Side. West Towne Marketplace will feature retail, restaurant, and entertainment options on the 63-acre property, according to a brochure.


A rendering of West Towne Marketplace shows a roundabout in the "lifestyle" area of the retail center, planned for West El Paso. (River Oaks Properties)


An upcoming Texas Department of Transportation project will reconfigure existing Interstate 10 ramps and add a braided ramp near the Fountains at Farah in East El Paso, and a new video shows what the improvements will look like once completed.


A braided ramp is part of planned improvements to Interstate 10 near the Fountains at Farah in East El Paso. (Texas Department of Transportation)





The Westin Hotel and retail complex that is planned near the El Paso International Airport according to a City Council agenda item.

An artistic rendering of the Acequia Park hotel and retail development planned for El Paso International Airport land. (Ronkot Design Vimeo Channel)


Last week, El Paso's largest shopping center, Cielo Vista Mall, announced a planned 125,000 square foot expansion that will begin in 2016. Now, we have the first images of what that expansion may look like.


This rendering shows what the Cielo Vista Mall expansion may look like, slated for construction in 2016 in East El Paso. (Cielo Vista Mall




Much more coming soon!!
Its ben 10 years since I was last in El Paso .Cant say I was impressed,but it ooks like they are moving in the right direction.
I Think Tuscon wins this thread with ABQ a very close second.
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:47 AM
 
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Sun Metro Brio Rapid Transit 2014







El Paso historic Trolleys getting a makeover in Pennsylvania




Artspace El Paso- currently under construction








The Midtown Lofts will bring an apartment complex to a warehouse district in Central El Paso.
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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More ramp connectors for the already humongous Spaghetti Bowl-

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) is highlighting the four "alternatives" to fixing missing connections between Interstate 10 and Loop 375 in Central El Paso, and residents can see the options the State is considering in a video visualization




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCio...ature=youtu.be
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:39 PM
 
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I'm shocked that El Paso is beating Tucson...wtf? Has anyone here ever even been there????
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm shocked that El Paso is beating Tucson...wtf? Has anyone here ever even been there????
It's all the marketing HotDesertCity is doing here for El Paso. I think he is the mayor of El Paso maybe?
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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This is such an old thread! I was wondering why I haven't commented on it yet as someone who lives in Tucson.

El Paso appears to be doing better because Texas itself is doing so well and Texans as far as I know of don't hate El Paso with a fiery passion. Arizona is doing good don't get me wrong but Phoenicians and most of the state have this unjustified hatred towards Tucson so they almost never help it. Tucson is the 4th poorest city in the country, you'd think with a statistic like that Governor Douchey would come in and try to help out?? Nope... Only Phoenix matters.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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I'm shocked that El Paso is beating Tucson...wtf? Has anyone here ever even been there????
I have always said that the geographical location provides a negative stereotype for El Paso and many have not even been there. It is a nice underrated city
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:51 AM
 
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El Paso will finally be home of a Whole Foods Market. No more going to Albuquerque to shop at Trader Joe's.

El Paso has improved steadily in the 11 years that I have lived here. With that said, as someone who has been in all 3 cities several times, Albuquerque wins this one for me by a mile.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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The 20 Best Places to Live in the U.S. for Quality of Life
9. El Paso, TX

The 20 Best Places to Live in the U.S. for Quality of Life | U.S. News & World Report
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Boston
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https://www.google.com/maps/@31.7757...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://goo.gl/maps/57z8Rg2Y6oH2

https://goo.gl/maps/JJfL9uuLAcP2

I give you el paso, ladies and gents.
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