The Union Plaza district is easily distinguished by the El Paso Union Depot built between 1905 and 1906. The district is now a center for entertainment and nightlife in Downtown. Industrial buildings were and continue to be repurposed for mixed-use spaces.

Developments by local investors have transformed this area into a hot-spot for Downtown nightlife. Every Saturday morning on Anthony Street the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market and the Pop-up Mercado celebrate local art and food. Nearby, The Mix, a mixed-use building is home to renovated living spaces and boutique shops.

Union Plaza is home to a collection of diverse restaurants, bars and nightclubs, art galleries, the Railroad and Transportation Museum, the El Paso Visitors Center, El Paso Times and of course the Union Plaza Park.