El Paso Hopes to Revive Business Corridors

The city of El Paso is hoping a new plan will breathe life back into formerly booming streets sucked dry after a freeway replaced them as the main entrance to town.
January 3, 2011, 2pm PST | Nate Berg
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But some in town feel the old business corridors are past their prime and not coming back.

"Municipal government officials said decades of neglect have sucked the economic life out of much of these corridors, and they hope a new city plan now under way will help bring them back.

To do that, though, the city and its taxpayers will have to be willing to invest unprecedented amounts of public money into a vision many see as unreachable."

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Published on Sunday, January 2, 2011 in El Paso Times
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