Developer offers mixed-use plan for Farah site

Full story: El Paso Times 30
The images show retail and housing concepts that could be part of a mixed-use development at the 55-acre Farah factory site on the East Side. Full Story
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ELP living in Austin

Del Valle, TX

#21 Feb 15, 2009
What a surprise that De La Vega has an idea for this land, something that he would have control over!! IDIOT!!!! He can't stand that competition would hurt his sorry shopping center.

City Council Members need to pass the tax incentives once and for all so this eye sore can be something the public can utilize and be proud of!
Give me a break

El Paso, TX

#22 Feb 15, 2009
I wish all the people on these blogs critizing tax abatements would get educated about that they are. The tax payers are NOT subsidizing the project. It is a 50% refund on the sales tax that they produce. IT'S not producing anything right now!! So the city gets 50% of something, plus the ugly buidling gets redevloped AND in 10 years it comes on the tax rolls at 100%!! Wake up, every other city offers incentives: that's why its no suprise that other cities get get things and El Paso gets nothing.
The people that complain about tax abatements are the same fools waking around going "why don't we get something else in El Paso.."
Seriously

El Paso, TX

#23 Feb 15, 2009
All you idiots that are opposed to this obviously have not done your research. You have no idea what this agreement entails and are just adding to the mediocrity we call El Paso. Without Paul Foster El Paso would look just like Juarez.
Settling for last

El Paso, TX

#24 Feb 15, 2009
Why is it El Pasoans hate progress? Every since moving back here I find it incredible that anything positive for El Paso gets beaten up and thrown in the trash and then those same people complain that we don't get new anything in El Paso. Wake up! Stop saying poor me and support someone who actually has an interest in El Paso. When anyone is interested in spending 100 million in 'OUR' city, we should embrace them and do what we can to help. Wow, someone thinks there are opportunities here and we want to take their money and spend it in someone else's community. Let's stop settling for last!!!
progress w-o the masses

United States

#25 Feb 16, 2009
Settling for last wrote:
Why is it El Pasoans hate progress? Every since moving back here I find it incredible that anything positive for El Paso gets beaten up and thrown in the trash and then those same people complain that we don't get new anything in El Paso. Wake up! Stop saying poor me and support someone who actually has an interest in El Paso. When anyone is interested in spending 100 million in 'OUR' city, we should embrace them and do what we can to help. Wow, someone thinks there are opportunities here and we want to take their money and spend it in someone else's community. Let's stop settling for last!!!
That's why progressive people just do things without voter approval, the voters do understand the ramifications and benefits of projects, they just close their minds and vote "no" on everything.
progress w-o the masses

United States

#26 Feb 16, 2009
sorry, "the voters do NOT understand..."
Plan Man

El Paso, TX

#27 Feb 16, 2009
Hey Dela Vega....Asarco is looking for someone to come up with a plan for their property. Since you like planning other people's property without any intent of you putting your money where your mouth is, are you interested?
The Juan and only

El Paso, TX

#28 Feb 16, 2009
Plan Man wrote:
Hey Dela Vega....Asarco is looking for someone to come up with a plan for their property. Since you like planning other people's property without any intent of you putting your money where your mouth is, are you interested?
Amen! Man, you hit the nail right on the head!
_Arrrrrrr

San Francisco, CA

#29 Feb 16, 2009
This is going to make or break that blighted area that is now the old Farah building, the county should stop pussy footing around and give the tax incentive to build the up scale center.
De La Vega dont want the competition, El Paso naysayers want to make excuses so nothing ever gets done.
5 years from now 10 years from now, You'll either have a very nice upscale shopping center, or you'll have what El Paso naysayers love best, the Farah building will still be standing but falling apart and deteriating away slowly as it has been doing for the past twenty years.
IF COMMON SENSE WOULD PREVAIL HERE, El Paso would be much better off with a new shopping center, than an old abandon garment factory.
pedroeinstein

Pittsburgh, PA

#30 Feb 16, 2009
There once was a builder from Hoboken
who opened his mouth yet barely had spoken
its city leaders I see
who get blinded with glee
that give me rich land for nary an aluminum token

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