Why Should I get Involved if I live or work near Downtown?

In other communities like Dallas and Phoenix, Deck Plazas built over urban freeways have catalyzed growth, development, and excitement. They have created important amenities that enhance downtown work-life and livability.

Specific to El Paso, building a Deck Plaza over I-10 downtown is expected to do all of those things — but it will go even further.

While the Deck Plaza is envisioned as a regional asset, those who live and work near Downtown will benefit. Many of our city’s most important and historic neighborhoods near Downtown are underserved by parks and green space. This project could make more outdoor and recreational amenities available for residents of downtown, Sunset Heights Historic District, Rio Grande Historic District and Magoffin Historic District.

Why Should I get involved if I own property in or near Downtown?

In other communities like Dallas and Phoenix, Deck Plazas built over urban freeways have catalyzed growth, development and excitement. They have also helped to boost property values of adjacent property.

While the exact footprint hasn’t been decided, many residential and commercial properties around the Deck Plaza are expected to appreciate. Furthermore, rental and residential tenants are likely to be even more excited about moving into office space or apartment buildings you may own in or near Downtown.

Why Should I get Involved if I don’t live, work or own property downtown?

No matter where you live in El Paso, you can have a voice in this project — from the Upper Valley to the Mission Valley, from the Westside to the Eastside and from Central to the Northeast.

The same is true across our region. Whether you live in Las Cruces or Van Horn or Alamogordo or Ciudad Juárez, your input matters.

If we’re able to get it done, this Deck Plaza will belong to all of us.

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