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El Paso city council to discuss transformation of city, downtown development

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso City Council will meet Monday to discuss it's transformation over the last five years, including the development of downtown.

During the meeting, the economic and international development office as well as planning and inspection will discuss accomplishments and progress made towards achieving goals outlined in the City's Strategic Plan.

According to the economic and international development office, $329 million in private investments are going towards 5 historical projects, nearly 300 residential units, 300,000 square feet in new and renovated office and retail spaces, and 875 hotel rooms by the end of 2020.

All the projects listed have either been completed or are still in progress since 2015. $367 million is going towards capital projects: $126 million was used for projects that have already been completed, while $214 million is being designated for future projects.

One of the projects still under development is, what will soon be the tallest building in downtown El Paso, West Star Tower. It's an $85 million private investment and will be the first high-rise building since the 1970s.

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