A new and imaginative infill development project is set to launch on the increasingly growing northeast side of El Paso.
The El Paso-based Carefree Homes, one of the largest home builders in the city, has announced plans to add onto its existing Hidden Village project, encompassing nearly 120 acres for new development.
Carefree Homes acquired those acres from the City of El Paso’s Public Service Board, which oversees the utility El Paso Water. The $7 million sale must still be approved by the El Paso City Council.
The land in question is made up of one 73-acre parcel and another 43-acre parcel.
As planned, the Hidden Village extension should see the construction of up to five hundred homes, with a total build-out schedule of anywhere from four to seven years.
The current Hidden Village site, off of Ameen Drive, is already seeing construction with a planned total build-out goal of 136 homes.
Those one and two-story luxury homes vary in size from 1,600 square feet to more than 2,800 square feet.
Analysts say Northeast El Paso’s population booms, going from less than 50,000 people in the 1970s to nearly twice that today, is largely due to the growth of nearby Fort Bliss U.S. Army base.
By Garry Boulard
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