Hotel Clovis to be Eyesore No More

The debate over what some call the "eyesore" of Clovis appears to be over.

Clovis City commissioners voted unanimously on a $13 million bid from Taos-based Tierra Realty Trust to redevelop 78-year-old Hotel Clovis.

The project would turn the deteriorating hotel into residential property with retail shops on the ground level.

Currently, the city hopes to also renovate the second floor ballroom.

The city would match up to $500,000 from historical grants and an economic development fund for the "green" hotel project.

The city and Tierra Realty hope to reach a contract agreement by July.

Hotel Clovis is currently under going removal of asbestos and other toxic materials from the aging structure.

This is the closest the city has come to a permanent decision on the hotel's future.

The hotel has been closed since 1983, and has been owned by the city since 2004.