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Old 05-29-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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Once again the plans for a High End Shopping Mall at the old Farah site is up for vote by the City and County commissions. Some call it corporate welfare and others call it progressive movement for EP. We'll see what happens......

High-end shopping mall again proposed for Farah site - El Paso Times
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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Once again the plans for a High End Shopping Mall at the old Farah site is up for vote by the City and County commissions. Some call it corporate welfare and others call it progressive movement for EP. We'll see what happens......

High-end shopping mall again proposed for Farah site - El Paso Times
Very interesting article 6/3 - thanks for posting it!

Often times I am extremely anti-corporate welfare from the government (as the government spends the people's money far too freely as it is), however, in terms of economic development, etc., something like this I feel can - if done correctly - be a very appropriate endeavor. In economic development, sometimes you have to force a spark or 10 before there can be a chance to be fire.
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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They will turn it down, unless they can make a personal buck off the project.. the council is not about the people but themselves.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:32 PM
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I think it's got a pretty good chance if the developers do it the right way. If there is blight, the only way to get rid of it is to put in something new, and hopefully the money structure will be right. This is also an exciting chance for retailers looking to enter the El Paso market for the first time. What an opportunity that would be. And this would be great when this coincides with all of the people moving into Fort Bliss.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Here we go again only with a different mayor, last time it was on mayor Wardy's watch where the Debartalo corporation came knocking, El Paso lost out "HUGE" on that deal, lets see what El Paso's representatives really think and or really care about El Paso this time around, if the Farah building and the Howard Johnson hotel are still standing vacant five years from now then it's going to be a long dust bowl era with no end in sight.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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Have they released any artists renderings of what this might look like. I hope it happens.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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I think it's got a pretty good chance if the developers do it the right way. If there is blight, the only way to get rid of it is to put in something new, and hopefully the money structure will be right. This is also an exciting chance for retailers looking to enter the El Paso market for the first time. What an opportunity that would be. And this would be great when this coincides with all of the people moving into Fort Bliss.
Agree with your above statement 100% Case !!! And with Ft.Bliss expansion there will be plenty of dollars coming into this community to support it and more.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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We need to give tax incentives to industries that create better jobs but not more retail. We need real jobs and our county and city officials need to give the incentives to the right companies. I am all for better shopping (makes the wife happy) and better eating (makes me happy) but we need more than just that and the bar should be set higher.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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Here Here, I so agree Clash.. great post.

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We need to give tax incentives to industries that create better jobs but not more retail. We need real jobs and our county and city officials need to give the incentives to the right companies. I am all for better shopping (makes the wife happy) and better eating (makes me happy) but we need more than just that and the bar should be set higher.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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More minimum wage jobs, like El Paso does not have enough already? Also, last I checked, isn't there a mall right across the street as well?
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