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City to Honor Preservation Efforts of Downtown’s Martin Building

The recently rehabilitated Martin Building in downtown with its signature ElectriCity rooftop marquee will soon showcase another notable achievement.

On Tuesday, City Council approved a resolution to award a historic building plaque to the building located at 215 North Stanton, which turns 101 this year. The award honors historic buildings that are 50 years or older, rehabilitated or maintained in good condition, and must comply with all municipal codes and ordinances.

“It is an honor to recognize the efforts of local developers to preserve and renew our historic buildings. Preserving our history and architecture is of the upmost importance and will continue to play a pivotal role during our downtown revitalization efforts,” said Jessica Herrera, Economic and International Development Department Director.

The Martin Building’s $7.4 million rehabilitation by local businessman Lane Gaddy was completed in 2016. The building features seven floors with its five upper floors converted into 42 apartment lofts, the second floor serving as office space and the first floor housing retail space.

It was constructed in 1916–17 for M.D. Roberts and William Martin Banner as an office building. The development was part of the expansion of downtown El Paso as the result of major growth in the city in the 1910s and 1920s.

The Martin Building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is part of El Paso’s historic building preservation efforts.

According to a release by the City of  El Paso, since 2013, more than $250 million in public and private funds have been invested in the restoration of historic structures and the economic revitalization of downtown.

Downtown Living On Full Display for April 1 Tour

For those El Pasoans curious about what it would be like to live in Downtown El Paso, April 1st is their chance to get a first-hand experience of eight new downtown residential developments.

“The desire to live in Downtown El Paso is strong based on the number of new housing options that continue to open up,” said DMD Executive Director Joe Gudenrath. “The Downtown Living Tour gives the entire community the opportunity to experience eight amazing developments and learn what all the buzz is about. Whether you are looking for a place to live, or just curious about these exciting projects, the Downtown Living Tour provides a great opportunity.”

The Downtown Management District (DMD) is working with local developers to showcase housing options and build excitement for residential life in the heart of the city.

Participating developments include:

–        The Abdou Building, 115 N. Mesa Street

–        Campbell Street Apartments, 501 S. Campbell Street

–        Essex Alley, 513 W. San Antonio Avenue

–        Franklin Avenue Apartments, 617 W. Franklin Avenue

–        Martin Lofts, 217 N. Stanton Street

–        The Mix, 518 W. San Antonio Avenue

–        Roderick Artspace Lofts, 601 N. Oregon Street

–        The Savoy, 120 S. Stanton Street

Tickets for the tour are $15 each and quantities are limited. The self-guided tours will be available from11am – 4pm, on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Tour participants will experience food and drink at each location from some of downtown’s great dining establishments, shuttle service between stops and the opportunity to win a $1,000 store credit at Mattress Firm. Tickets can be purchased online.

The Downtown Living Tour is presented by Mattress Firm, with support from the City of El Paso Economic and International Development Department and the Neon Desert Music Festival.

The tour is organized by the El Paso Downtown Management District.

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