EL PASO - El Paso homebuilders are increasingly completing urban infill projects.
Pointe Homes is constructing The Uptown at Stanton apartments, a 14-unit, upscale apartment building at Stanton and Crosby, where ground work is currently underway.
The site is not far from Downtown, near the University of Texas at El Paso campus, and near two hospitals.
Pointe Homes is also constructing the 14-unit Franklin Avenue Apartments at 617 W. Franklin Ave.
The project is built on a vacant, 15,000-ft lot leased from the city.
Ed and Joe Soto also are trying their hands at infill apartment developments with construction of a 12-unit, townhouse rental project at 1400 N. Kansas and River.
The townhouses are under construction as the Sotos' first infill project nears completion at Campbell and Third St. in South El Paso, on the edge of Downtown.
The 87-unit, $4.75 million Campbell Apartments is expected to open in July. Both projects include retail spaces.
Carlos Gallinar, the city planner, said the city five years ago put into place tax and other incentives for constructing housing and other projects in the Downtown area and other areas near certain Sun Metro bus terminals to encourage these type of infill projects.