Developer offers mixed-use plan for Farah site

There are 30 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 14, 2009, titled Developer offers mixed-use plan for Farah site. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

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.

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El Chez

United States

#1 Feb 14, 2009
Great another shopping center for all the Juarenos to come and mess it up with all thier thrash and unsanitary habits.
Give me a break

El Paso, TX

#2 Feb 14, 2009
Why can't De La Vega get another blighted piece of property and redevlop it? Let this project go through. De la Vega doesn't even own the land, and he's making plans for it? He just can't stand that someone is going to compete against him! Don't fall for this commissioners, this is classic el paso: Offer and alternative plan so that the current plan gets voted down then nothing happens once the original plan is tanked. If De La Vega wants to redevelop a piece of blighted property, then guess what, Northpark mall and downtown offer plenty of opportunities, give another person a shot!
On the mark

United States

#3 Feb 14, 2009
Couldn't agree with you more 'Give me a break'

Commissioners, PLEASE, vote in favor of the incentives.
BS Walks

El Paso, TX

#4 Feb 14, 2009
No more of our taxpayer money for billionaires!

If it's a profitable endeavor fine, let him put his money where his MOUTH is. Money talks, BS walks.
Amazing

El Paso, TX

#5 Feb 14, 2009
This weasels and grafters never give up in their quest to fleece the overburdened taxpayers in
El Paso.

County Commission should once again put it's foot down against this waste and abuse. Cook is in their pocket, but he won't have a job come May.
No Tax breaks

El Paso, TX

#6 Feb 14, 2009
Good that they are great business people.Great that they want to rebuild, etc. But no one ought to be getting tax breaks to build high end retail malls. Housing would be a better use of that property. If it was mixed pricing (tax credits that are used to keep certain units affordable) then I could see tax break. But wealthy oil men don't need retail tax breaks for clear up their own property that they chose to buy in the first place. How about lowering the pricing the gasoline instead of price gouging El Pasoans even a refinerey is smack dab in town..(that also got Bush's subsidies to expand)?
George

United States

#7 Feb 14, 2009
Ever been to The Domain in Austin? It's very upscale and pretty cool. Probably too cool for El Paso...

http://www.thedomainaustin.com/

Sounds kind of like this guy's concept.
eeh

El Paso, TX

#8 Feb 14, 2009
Build the shopping center...anyone trying to shop at filthy Cielo vista and asphalt city Las Palmas knows how crowded and ugly they are and how just to park is a nightmare. We need this property to one day pay large property taxes...a $4 million break is not that much.
STOP KEEPING EL PASO BEHIND. BUILD THE MALL!
Ricardo

El Paso, TX

#9 Feb 14, 2009
De La Vega may not be a developer, but he has come up with a great idea. We don't need another mall.
Objective

Mansfield, TX

#10 Feb 14, 2009
I return to El Paso once a year to visit my parents. Yet I don't see much progress going on. Yes, you've got Ft Bliss in heavy construction mode, what about the housing in central El Paso? How about providing loans to those families to fix their homes as they are highly visible to visitors passing through the city from the east side? What about the lack of amenities in NE El Paso? If a family in the northeast wants to go shopping or a nice restaurant, they have to go to West or East El Paso? Where is the represenative who should be looking out for the Northeast? Where are the shopping centers or nice restaurants? The Wal-mart on Trans Mountain road is always extremely crowded. The city's infrastructure should be moving forward not regressing. The city has highly paid administrator's who only appear to be interested in their healthy salaries. The Times should evaluate these administrators on an annual basis and determine if they truly are objectively representing their constituents. Determine what goals have been reached during their terms. Don't allow them to simply exist in the same positions year after year with little to show for the high salaries. As for this specific development - Do you really need another retail center in this particular area - isn't this area crowded enough already? How will traffic be handled? Has the city's traffic department determined how much more of an increase in traffic this development will create and it's impact on the population?
Sam

El Paso, TX

#11 Feb 14, 2009
Do it do it do it!! Don't let skeptics stop you, they are just petty and negative!
Agrees with Sam

El Paso, TX

#12 Feb 14, 2009
I agree with you Sam. Those are El Pasoans that don't like seeing any progress and growth. Its small minded people like them that reflect El Paso's stagnate growth. Thats why cities such as Austin and San Antonio are booming, Houston and Dallas are always growing and prosperous. Let them be negative, teaching jobs are always great to aim for. Who needs corporate entities.
Dancing with the Idiots

United States

#13 Feb 15, 2009
El Chez wrote:
Great another shopping center for all the Juarenos to come and mess it up with all thier thrash and unsanitary habits.
Your comment scores a solid 10 on the stupidity index.
Dancing with the Idiots

United States

#14 Feb 15, 2009
Give me a break wrote:
Why can't De La Vega get another blighted piece of property and redevlop it? Let this project go through. De la Vega doesn't even own the land, and he's making plans for it? He just can't stand that someone is going to compete against him! Don't fall for this commissioners, this is classic el paso: Offer and alternative plan so that the current plan gets voted down then nothing happens once the original plan is tanked. If De La Vega wants to redevelop a piece of blighted property, then guess what, Northpark mall and downtown offer plenty of opportunities, give another person a shot!
Your comment scores an 8 (pahc)on the stupidity index.
Dancing with the Idiots

United States

#15 Feb 15, 2009
BS Walks wrote:
No more of our taxpayer money for billionaires!
If it's a profitable endeavor fine, let him put his money where his MOUTH is. Money talks, BS walks.
Your comment score on the stupidity index is not available, becacause you are disqualified. Your comment actually makes sense.
The Wall

United States

#16 Feb 15, 2009
Build a 20,000 seat arena. Then some great entertainment will follow.
Bill

San Marcos, TX

#17 Feb 15, 2009
If we don't need another mall, then why does Regency want to build one? If there is demand for something, then let them build it and be successful -- blame El Pasoans' unsophisticated shopping habits if you hate all the strip malls, not the developer who wants to make money off of it. It's simple why De La Vega doesn't want Regency to develop - because then he'll have some competition in the area - poor fella.

If the people of El Paso really don't want another strip mall, then it will fail. It's this weird thing called supply and demand.

That's gotta be an awkward T-Giving dinner, don't you think?
De La O

El Paso, TX

#18 Feb 15, 2009
Why can't private businessman in El Paso keep their business private?

Why is it that the rich guys in El Paso like the Foster's and De La Vega's (who are related by the way), always want the taxpayers to pay for their projects?

Well I'll tell you...why should they put up their own cash when their bought and paid for mayor and council will give them the taxpayers money for free....ok with just a large campaign contibution or two.

We in El Paso may be dumb and stupid, but we see clearly how these crooks operate.
The Tower

El Paso, TX

#19 Feb 15, 2009
The Wall wrote:
Build a 20,000 seat arena. Then some great entertainment will follow.
Built a 2,000 ft. high tower and jump off.
James

El Paso, TX

#20 Feb 15, 2009
The Tower
El Paso, TX
Reply |Report Abuse|#1919 min ago
The Wall wrote:
Build a 20,000 seat arena. Then some great entertainment will follow.
Built a 2,000 ft. high tower and jump off.
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You're such an idiot. Go back to shopping at Wal-Mart, trash.

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