On June 14 the Las Cruces City Council will hold a work session on the Amador Project, the ongoing renovation of the historic Amador Hotel for adaptive re-use.

Dating from the 1880’s and located at 180 W. Amador Ave. (northeast corner of Amador and Water Street), this city-owned property is in the Downtown Tax Increment Development District making infrastructure enhancements to the two-story adobe building eligible for TIDD funding. TIDD monies don’t come from the city’s general fund; TIDD dollars are generated by taxing district businesses and can only be used for district projects. The city’s Economic Development Department recently identified improvements to the Amador’s electrical, plumbing, communication, and security systems for possible TIDD funding of up to $1.5 million in 2022.

The Amador Hotel Foundation is a private nonprofit created in 2007 to partner with the city in renovating the hotel. For several years AHF hosted fundraising events in the building and the space was used by diverse groups — from the Doña Ana County Historical Society to a Ghost Tour company.

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