82-unit Downtown apartment project seeks City Council approval

82-unit Downtown apartment project seeks City Council approval
City of El Paso/El Paso Dev News
Positively El Paso
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:43am

According to El Paso Development News, the El Paso City Council could possibly vote whether or not to approve a rezoning application for a new development along Campbell St. and 3rd Ave, on the northern edge of El Paso's Segundo Barrio in February.

The multi-story apartment building project would span a half-acre at the corner of Campbell and 3rd Ave., one block south of Paisano, where apartment structures already exist. The project's Master Zoning Plan indicates that the project will consist of 82 apartment units made up of 16 three-bedroom units, 49 two-bedroom units and 17 one-bedroom units spread out over four units on the property.

The project also will contain nearly 4,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space which will face Campbell, and a central, landscaped courtyard.

The City, however, would need to approve a 100% reduction to the parking requirement, due to the fact that the Master Plan does not contain any parking in the project, and all potential residents would be forced to find off-street parking in the area.

The Campbell Apartment project would replace several existing buildings in the area, including an already existing multi-family apartment unit.

The developers have yet to disclose what the possible rent costs for the units would be, or a potential construction timeline.

The proposed development would be the latest for the downtown area, which has seen an increase in developments over the past several years, including the Magoffin Park Villas and The Mix at Union Plaza. Overall, a total of 105 units in the downtown area are already built, with another 157 units in the pipeline for the Downtown area.

The rezoning application is set to be considered on Thursday, February 13, by City Plan Commission meeting. City Representatives may then consider the item for final approval at the Tuesday, February 18th City Council meeting.

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