El Milagro Phase 1

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The El Milagro community sits on the boundary between Mission and McAllen and on the US/Mexico Border. The first of its kind in South Texas, the planned unit development was designed together with the Rio Grande Valley community via a 5-day charrette that focused public agencies, economic development organizations, and the private sector toward a common community vision. The master plan employs endeavors to create complete and connected neighborhoods that are walkable, bikable, sustainable, and affordable. 


The Rio Grande River is a unique asset that offers its cultural, recreational, and natural amenities to the El Milagro community and the Rio Grande Valley Region. The plan centers it. With River Vega parks, community gardens, and recreational areas looking to protect the river while utilizing it to improve quality of life, El Milagro will activate more healthy living and reinforce resilience. In its engagement with and activation of the river/border El Milagro serves as a model for riverfront developments throughout the borderlands. 


Client: Killam Development
Location: Mission, TX
Role: Urban Planning
Date of Completion: In progress

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