To live an urban lifestyle in El Paso, you had to actively seek it out with a limited amount of opportunities to live, work, and play in our downtown – until now.
With great expanses of land El Paso is a driving city and its citizens are not used to having most of their needs within walking distance of each other. Things are changing. New public and private investments in recreational, work, and living spaces are providing those interested in living a complete urban lifestyle the opportunity to do so.
Jacob Pacheco, 28, an El Paso native and entrepreneur is a prime example of a young professional already taking advantage of these new opportunities to live a more comprehensive downtown life.
Owner of advertising agency Aidan James, Pacheco and J&K Present (event management company) also co-founded the newly unveiled office space, One : One, located in the Las Plazas Arts District on the second floor of the 116 year old 500 N. Oregon building.
The business model for this office space is not unlike virtual offices providing a tier system for renting/leasing office spaces and amenities for flexible amounts of time while giving your business a dedicated address and a professional image. However, One : One offers a more transparent and open layout to encourage collaboration between creatives and professionals.
Pacheco only lives three minutes away at the ElectriCity Martin Lofts, a 40 unit apartment building that was newly renovated and preserves the nearly 100 year old seven-story Martin building on Stanton and Mills Streets.
“I was born and raised on the east side of [El Paso], but I have been working in downtown for more than seven years. Now, I have everything I need within walking distance of my home – work, restaurants, bars, nightlife, even the U.S./Mexico border,” said Pacheco.
His work is now based at the One : One offices where there is likely to be more opportunities to meet and collaborate with more urban minded professionals.
“While a new concept in El Paso, co-work spaces are common in most large cities,” says Bernie del Hierro, director of Borderplex Realty Trust, owners of the 500 N. Oregon property. “One : One presented simple, intellectual, and modern concepts that we ultimately felt would be an asset to El Paso, and our building.”
This year the affordable Artspace El Paso Lofts will also introduce a large creative community to downtown, a group eager to carve a place where living, working and having fun after hours is only a few blocks away from each other.
“Everything is so dynamic for me in downtown, there’s always something to do without having to jump in a car to get me there,” said Pacheco.
To inquire about leasing options at One : One call (915) 929-4023