El Paso’s Five Points is part of the pilot program promoting outdoor spaces
EL PASO, Texas – If you walk through El Paso’s Five Points Entertainment District, you might notice orange barricades and trees on the street, they are part of a city-run pilot program called ‘Sun City Safe ”.
“I think now is the perfect time,” said Christina Munoz, owner of Joe Vinny and Bronson’s. “To give people space in the outdoors now that we’re starting to go out more.”
The program promotes safe business operations during the pandemic and provides quarantine stress relief with outdoor spaces.
“It’s a hundred years old building,” said Noel Jimenez, owner of Coconuts Bar & Grill. “We’re really limited on space, so this kind of business increases.”
The program also offers the potential for things to come.
“This is an opportunity to take advantage of what a permanent model could look like here in Five Points,” Munoz said.
Before committing to anything permanent, the City of El Paso uses the program to see if it will impact traffic or cause other problems.
“It’s better that we do it now as a mock-up and find out if it works and if there are any issues that we can try to work on,” Munoz said.
Click here to learn more about the “Sun City Safe” pilot program.