POSTED: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 9:49am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 4:13pm
EL PASO — Populous, Inc. has produced conceptual designs and a program for a baseball stadium in downtown El Paso with consideration to surrounding streets and buildings.
The City’s Engineering and Construction Management Department said the conceptual plans show the ballpark fits comfortably within the bounds, giving a unique and intimate park and still providing adequate dimensions for the playing field.
In the very near future, officials said a Request for Qualifications will be released from the Engineering and Construction Management Department in search of architects for the actual detailed design of the stadium. This will happen once approval of the team purchase by the Pacific Coast League and approval of a Lease Agreement between the Mountain Sports Group and the City Council is confirmed.
City officials said they were conducting a traffic study to establish how much of the surrounding streets could be taken into the ballpark to maximize land use without negatively affecting the circulation of the surrounding area.