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Franklin Mountain Communities Tuesday announced plans for Campo del Sol, a master-planned community in Northeast El Paso.
The development is situated at the foothills of the Franklin Mountains near Painted Dunes Golf Course, just 10 minutes from Fort Bliss.
Officials share that Campo del Sol will include approximately 9,500 residential units, 300 acres of commercial development, a minimum of 135 acres of park land, open spaces and trails, and dedicated school sites. Pre-development is underway, and homes will be available by spring of 2022.
“When we plan a new community, every detail is based on sound planning principles with an emphasis on sustainability and enhancing the natural character of the region,” said James Feagin, Chairman and CEO of Scarborough Lane Development, Franklin Mountain’s development services provider.
“This project has all of those elements and we are excited to bring something special to El Paso. We’re passionate about preserving the natural elements of the land while creating a foundation for a connected, diverse, and healthy community that will thrive for years to come. We are also grateful to partner with Franklin Mountain Communities and will work closely with the City of El Paso to bring this project to fruition.”
The first phase of the project will include over 2,500 homes, a 10-acre park, walking trails, a four-acre resort-style amenity center featuring a flowing Lazy River, a kiddy splash pad, an activity pool, grass areas, food truck parking, and abundant shade.
“This master-planned community is very unique to El Paso and we intend to make it first class in every way,” said Paul Foster, the majority investor in the project. “We are committed to developing a community that will not only set the stage for quality growth in North El Paso but also continue the tremendous renaissance of our City and its quality of life.”
The community has plans to include a future elementary and middle school. A full-time activity director will coordinate special events and activities to create a sense of community. It will be the first true master-planned community in El Paso.
Developers say the homes will feature a variety of designs from the area’s top home builders from entry level to move-up.
In addition, a percentage of the homes will be available for lease at a price similar to owning, a factor that is important to many millennials as they opt for the flexibility and low-maintenance lifestyle of renting — complete with a yard for the kids and pets.
“The vision and feel of the community are very important to us,” said Ryan Burkhardt, President of Scarborough Lane Development. “We want the residents to come in and see the neighborhood and say, ‘This is where I have to live’. We’re committed to making these homes affordable while providing best-in-class amenities to our residents.”
Infrastructure and make-ready improvements are under design now with plans to break ground on the development in summer of 2021.
“A true master plan of this size will be a big benefit to the city and the homeowners,” said Jessica Herrera, the city of El Paso’s Director of Economic and International Development.
“This development will generate hundreds of millions in revenue for the taxpayers of El Paso, which will stimulate other growth and development on the north side of town.”