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Hunt Cos., WestStar Begin Work on Downtown El Paso, TX'' s Tallest Workplace Tower

WestStar Tower is Very First High-Rise Office Complex to obtain Underway in El Paso in 40 Years

Courtesy: Duda |

Paine Architects.An El Paso, TX-based collaboration between Hunt Companies Inc. and WestStar has begun construction on a new 18-story, 262,000-square-foot high-rise office building, which, upon conclusion, is set to be the Texas town’s tallest tower.

The high-rise office building at 601 N. Mesa St.– the first in 40 years to obtain underway in El Paso– would consolidate four downtown WestStar places into the 306-foot tall corporate office complex, and take the name WestStar Tower. Building is slated for conclusion in summer 2020.

WestStar, a locally-owned neighborhood bank with properties amounting to $1.7 billion, intends to have “a long-lasting impact on the downtown economy and that of the entire area,” with the new workplace tower, said L. Frederick “Rick” Francis, WestStar’s chairman and chief executive.

The prepared combination would cause 260 employees of WestStar and its affiliates in one office spanning 3 floors with an industrial banking location on the ground flooring of the tower.

In addition to WestStar, Hunt Companies also prepares to move its head office from Mesa Street into the new development. In all, Hunt plans to inhabit 3 floorings in the building for its new corporate headquarters with about 175 employees.
The Hunt Household Foundation would move along with the rest of Hunt-affiliated companies into the future industrialized office space.

The office tower lines up with El Paso’s plan on rejuvenating its downtown community, stated Mayor Dee Margo.

“Today’s groundbreaking is another action toward decreasing the tax concern on residential taxpayers while increasing our commercial tax base,” Margo stated in a statement on June 22. “This advancement will be type in attracting brand-new business to move and invest into our community.”

WestStar Tower.Photo Credit: Duda|Paine Architects.The brand-new office complex

, along with a landscaped park and plaza, called Hunt Plaza, would inhabit an entire city block in downtown El Paso. The tower would likewise include about 13,000 square feet of retail space with 735 parking areas for its occupants.

For the record:

Duda|Paine of Durham, NC, is the building architect, with San Francisco-based Gensler supervising the interior decoration work. The Office of James Burnett, based in Houston, is the landscape architect of the park and plaza. Moss, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is the job’s general professional.

Regional company Sonny Brown & & Associates is renting the workplace and retail area on behalf of the collaboration.