ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A project is now officially underway to repurpose a hotel that has sat abandoned on E Hwy 80 in Abilene for years.
At a Thursday morning meeting, members of the Abilene City Council voted to conditionally allow multi-family occupancy of the former Abilene Hotel, as the new owners plan to turn it into an extended-stay property or multi-family development. .
If those plans don’t work out, it will be converted back into a hotel for the night, but before anything can happen, the property must undergo major repairs.
The building was nearly condemned by the city of Abilene due to asbestos and other ongoing issues.
It was originally intended to be a home for veterans, but unfortunately that fell through.