This, from KTSM:
City Council approved a controversial proposal Tuesday to create a special taxing zone to spur development along the Northwest foothills of the Franklin Mountains.
Now, KTSM has learned about the major project that could be coming to the area.
El Paso Water has plans to conduct a feasibility study for an unnamed mountainside resort.
According to a draft report obtained KTSM, the purpose of building the attraction is to help re-brand El Paso as a destination community.
I guess then the relevant question then would be, is there a demand for another destination community?
The destination community marketplace is crowded with cities vying for the destination community dollar. The likelihood that El Paso will fail to attract that destination community customer is far far greater than the likelihood that it will succeed. How long will it take, and how many more billions of debt, will it take to turn El Paso into the next San Diego, or Austin, or Las Vegas, or even Marfa?
Never and several billions? Most likely.
Coincidentally, the people advocating for the “destination city” will make money off the plan whether it works or not.
Isn’t it funny how, for some people, their “honest mistakes” always work to their benefit?