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Change of plans for controversial high-rise in west El Paso now includes 2 buildings

Myers Group proposed high-rise buildings in west El Paso. Miradores at Shadow Mountain would include luxury condos. (Courtesy: Myers Group)

The plans for a proposed residential and retail high-rise building in west El Paso have changed.

The Meyers Group originally planned a 22-story building along Mesa Street near Sunland Park Drive. That building was supposed to house apartments, restaurants and shops but the plan didn't sit well with some people who thought the building was too tall and would ruin views.

Now the Meyers group is planning to build two 22-story buildings at the corner of Mesa and Shadow Mountain. The development will be called Miradores at Shadow Mountain. The builders said this is really the first high-end luxury housing in El Paso.

Soon, El Pasoans will be able to buy a high-rise condominium with more than a million-dollar price tag.

There will be 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the first floor. Common amenities upstairs will include a gym, spa, theater, outdoor party room, infinity pool, fire pits, jacuzzis and more. The condos themselves will be about 2,800 square feet with glass on three of the walls, and a 1,400-square foot terrace with an outdoor kitchen and living room. There is even a concierge service that can do things like clean, throw parties or stock your fridge.

The builders said the ideal customer would be a business person, someone who travels a lot or empty-nesters who are tired of caring for their own space.

Meyers Group said even though you could buy a bigger house for much less money in the Borderland, what you are paying for is the luxury you couldn't get in a normal house.

"It's the lifestyle. It's the overall amenities," said Richard Lamondin, executive vice president of the Meyers Group. "For example, valet parking. You are walking into a lobby that's attended. You have your own private elevators that go up to units. No corridors -- you just step directly off your elevator into your own unit."

The Meyers Group cannot start building the tower until at least 50 percent of the units have people signed up to buy, which is about 40 of the 80 total condos. Meyers Group representatives will be ready to start talking with potential buyers in about 30 days.

"Just about every other city in the United States, even with populations far less than El Paso, you have high-rise condominiums," Lamondin said.

Meyers Group said in the future, there will also be a 10-story boutique hotel built on the property.

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