EL PASO, TX – For years, the city has been trying to build a multi-purpose center in the Durangito neighborhood. I have fought.
Some tout it as one of El Paso’s oldest neighborhoods. Today, the area is also a refuge for immigrants, with no no trespassing or road closure signs.
Most properties in the area were bought by the city, but two residents held out. Antonia Morales told ABC-7 that she has lived here since 1967.
It reminds me of a time when families would get together and enjoy a sense of community.
Called Tonita, she is adamantly opposed to the multipurpose center being built in her neighborhood.
But just a few blocks away, the city announced a feasibility study.
“Enabling an understanding of what the community wants in terms of the types of events that can be held at the facility is the next step in really seizing the opportunity,” said Sam Rodriguez, city chief operating officer. Part.
Contains options for public input. What shape do you want your building to take? Want to see a basketball arena? Or an open lawn festival type venue.
Ross Durman said, “I think it’s way too late to have a multi-purpose center in the city. Supporters like Durman came up with the idea.
“They need unique architecture that involves the movement of water,” Derman said.
“Part of feasibility is presenting and developing a financially viable concept that can sustain itself,” said Rodriguez.
The city continues a major legal battle involving an archaeological excavation permit in the Texas Supreme Court.
Officials say they won’t demolish, break ground or build on it until they settle the pending lawsuit.
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