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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wal-mart land by Executive-N.Mesa Drive to be developed next to Monticello by Geltmore

"EPT Land Communities, meantime, breaks ground May 12 [2011] on its massive $777-million Westside urban village named Montecillo. It will be located on almost 300 acres along Mesa Street between Castellano Drive and Festival Drive, and extending to Interstate 10. Less is known about a smart growth community[near Montecillo called "Aldea"] being developed by Geltmore, LLC... The property at Executive and I-10, adjacent to the Montecillo community, is owned by retail giant Wal-Mart, according to city economic development officials. ...."

http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/top_story/article_24b835f2-7738-11e0-bb50-0019bb30f31a.html

Geltmore has a history of doing land/retail development and sale to clients such as Wal-Mart (e.g. http://www.geltmore.com/geltmorestory.html ), which included at least one slap-suit (that the developers lost) against local citizen group(s) who did not want that development in their neighborhood.

The Aldea development would be located next to the El Paso west side sewage treatment plant, and the former Asarco facility (that the federal EPA and Dept. of Justice stated burned illegal hazardous wastes from 1991-1998).

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