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City wants to hear ideas on how to make over East El Paso

To extend on making the area more pedestrian-friendly, the Eastside Master Plan calls for a better connection of roads.

El Paso city leaders are seeking input to help develop a plan that will make over East El Paso.

The Eastside Master Plan outlines ways to make over the area, but the city is hosting three community meetings for El Pasoans to hear the current plan, provide input, and ask questions before the city moves forward.

The first of the meetings will be held Thursday.

The East Side Master Plan will make over a portion of El Paso that includes both East El Paso and the Far East.

The city says the plan will make sure that portion of El Paso is developed in an orderly and cost-effective manner.

A presentation City Council recently looked over says the portion needs eight more parks, three more libraries, two more police departments, and eight more fire protection departments.

The presentation says the portion also needs better pedestrian facilities, a bike plan, and a new public transportation plan.

To extend on making the area more pedestrian-friendly, the Eastside Master Plan calls for a better connection of roads.

That includes more road connections to the north, south, and west sides of El Paso, when traveling from the eastside.

The city says that will help alleviate traffic congestions on the eastside.

The city says one of the main goals is to create a plan for the portion that all El Pasoans benefit from and the meetings are to get feedback and further develop the plan.

Thursday’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the ESC Region 19 building located at 11670 Chito Samaniego Drive.

There will be another meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. in the Jane A. Hambrich School Cafeteria located at 3535 Nolan Richardson Drive.

There will be a final meeting on Thursday, November 15 at 6 p.m. at the Mission Valley Regional Command Center located at 9011 Escobar Drive.

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