February 22, 2024

What is Deck Plaza?

A deck plaza is a constructed surface that provides for green-scape and other potential amenities over an occupied space, such as a highway. In the case of the proposed Downtown Deck Plaza, the deck plaza would potentially be a green and recreational space constructed over the portion of I-10 that runs through Downtown El Paso, potentially reconnecting the neighborhoods on either side and creating for a regional amenity for all to enjoy.

Along with potential improvements to Interstate 10, comes an unprecedented opportunity to create a unique place for all El Pasoans that reflects El Paso’s rich heritage and culture, reconnects adjacent neighborhoods to enhance livability, provides economic opportunity, and facilitates a shared sense of community for the binational region. Based upon the community input we’ve received so far, the project goals include creating the following: An authentic cultural crossroads, Inviting sense of place, Enhanced connectivity/accessibility, Inclusive economic development, Cutting-edge sustainability.

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