On Tuesday, the El Paso City Council approved a Chapter 380 incentive agreement that will aid in the development of a Topgolf entertainment facility that will spur more than $15 million in private investment.
Per the agreement, Topgolf is eligible for a 75% city real and property tax rebate totaling $1.7 million, a 75% city sales tax rebate totaling $3.4 million, and a 100% rebate on certain building and planning fees up to $34,000.
“As Mayor of El Paso I am proud to welcome Topgolf to our community,” said Mayor Oscar Leeser. “Their expansion efforts will bolster new economic development opportunities that will strengthen our economic climate. Today’s announcement is another example of how El Paso is open for business, and how the City Council is committed to improving our quality of life amenities.”
Topgolf brings together the fun of golf in a unique environment that includes a chef-driven food and beverage menu, music, and games. Topgolf currently has 29 venues worldwide that serve 13 million guests annually, spurring economic development opportunities in the cities where they reside.
“We are excited that El Paso will be home to an attraction like Topgolf,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “This entertainment complex will not only improve our overall quality of place, but it will also be a catalyst for growth. We view this expansion as an economic development milestone that will bring great opportunities to both the City of El Paso and the Topgolf brand.”
Topgolf is expected to break ground in the coming months at the Montecillo development in El Paso’s westside. Once open, Topgolf is expected to hire more than 400 people.