City moves forward with plan to move Economic Development to Mills Building

El Paso News

During a special El Paso City Council meeting Monday morning, no representatives made objections to a plan moving Economic Development to the historic Anson Mills building.

Economic Development is currently based at City Hall building 3. Officials gave a brief presentation to council about their plans for leasing at the Mills building.

El Paso’s Director of Economic Development Jessica Herrera said they would need to move about 15 staff members from two floors. The process is expected to take up to six weeks once the space is ready. 

Herrera says they have no estimate of what the move or lease would cost. However, they don’t expect the move to cost the taxpayers anything. 

 “I think in terms in just the actual cost of what we’ll be negotiating into the lease it’s something that our department could factor into our budget, especially because we’re heading into this new fiscal year,” Herrera said.

She says they expect to give council a final lease report by the end of the month. 

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