PLANS FOR NORTHEAST COMMUNITIES TO BE PRESENTED
Public Encouraged to Attend
Contact: Christina Montoya, Vice President-Marketing and Communication
915-594-5596 (office), e-mail: email@example.com
Date: November 14, 2011
||El Paso Water Utilities
||Presentation on Master Plans for Retirement Community and Painted Dunes Community
||Wednesday, Nov. 16; 6 p.m.
||Tom Lea Elementary School, 4851 Marcus Uribe Dr.
EL PASO – The public will get a first glimpse of two communities being planned for Northeast El Paso Wednesday at Tom Lea Elementary School. Both communities will be built on Public Service Board land along the Patriot Freeway. Residents will enjoy area amenities such as Franklin Mountains vistas and Painted Dunes Golf Course.
Retirement Community Master Plan
The retirement community planned for the north side of the highway incorporates some SmartCode principles. Residents will live in walkable neighborhoods that surround central green spaces and take advantage of roadway improvements planned for the Patriot Freeway and the Northeast Expressway.
The site will include four communities and accommodate approximately 1,500 to 2,000 duplexes, quadplexes and single-family style homes often found in retirement communities. Amenities such as a bank, community center, non-denominational church, and medical center are also planned. Development will begin in the areas closest to the golf course and be completed within 10 years.
Painted Dunes Master Plan
The Painted Dunes community, located south of the Patriot Freeway, will address Northeast El Paso's diverse housing needs. Like the retirement community neighborhoods, the Painted Dunes neighborhoods will be walkable and pedestrian friendly, but feature primarily apartments and single-family homes. Approximately 40 percent of the 3,500 to 4,000 units will be rental units to accommodate Fort Bliss families.
The land will be developed in three phases, beginning with the area closest to the Patriot Freeway, and incorporate SmartCode density and design concepts. Construction is expected to be completed in 10-20 years.
The public is encouraged to ask questions and give input at the meeting. Master plans for both communities are scheduled to be presented for City Council approval in March 2012.