Here’s a story from the El Paso Times headlined Downtown El Paso’s vacant buildings await next wave of redevelopment: Lots
Everybody’s talking about all the Economic Development taking place downtown. Here, for instance, is that nice lady who has taken
The Future of Downtowns
The City of El Paso (that is you, the taxpayer) is spending millions, or tens of millions, or hundreds of
The El Paso Times reports that the Fallas Department Store in DWNTWN is closing: One of Downtown El Paso’s largest
San Antonio’s Development Problems
From the Washington Post: Visitors entering Rebecca Flores’s San Antonio home pass a sepia-toned photo of her large Tejano family
The New Downtown Plan
The El Paso Inc. reported this week that there’s a new plan for downtown El Paso. This month, the DMD,
Belated Happy Birthday, El Paso
On February 28, 1859, Anson Mills submitted this street plat for the town that was to become El Paso. And
Downtown in the Age of COVID
Making downtown vibrant was always a tough task. COVID made it harder. Sealed office buildings where the windows don’t open?
The Deck Park and the Health Costs of More Traffic
Here’s an op-ed from Morten Naess in the El Paso Times: As a retired Sierra Medical Center emergency room physician,
Why Your Taxes Are So High
El Paso has the highest residential property tax rates in the country. Our elected officials used to say that was
About That Brownfields Assessment
Yesterday I walked that downtown area that the Downtown Management District is offering up for brownfield assessment. The tract is
Brand Management Chuco-Style
Welcome to my Pity Party The Downtown Management District thinks it’s a good idea to have parts of downtown El
How Governments Cheat You On Property Taxes
Here’s an interesting story from the Gray Lady: Homeowners have long complained about inequitable assessments, and past studies have documented
Retrovision: Is the City’s Strategic Plan Working for You?
This post originally appeared on 21 February 2020. In 2012, the City of El Paso began implementing a strategic plan
If you wanted to make a lot of money betting on El Paso’s future, vacant lots would be the way
Are Office Buildings Obsolete?
Before buildings had centralized refrigerated air conditioning, windows used to open. There was a little transition period, when the air
Survey: Downtown’s Looking Up
The Downtown Management District conducted a survey recently, and guess what? People are optimistic about our central business district. From
The Winds of Change?
The primary elections are over. Incumbent Vince Perez lost his Precinct 3 County Commissioners seat. And James Montoya, veteran District
Have you seen this map of the Segundo Barrio Historic District the El Paso Commissioners Court approved last Monday? It’s
Is the City’s Strategic Plan Working for You?
In 2012, the City of El Paso began implementing a strategic plan to foster economic development in the area. According