Bernalillo County is putting up money to help restore the De Anza Motor Lodge. In their meeting, commissioners approved a $350,000 grant to help develop the old motel along historic Route 66.
The funds were requested by the developer who is partnering with the city for the projects. Along with creating a boutique hotel, they are also working with the Zuni Pueblo to preserve the historic murals inside.
They say the grant will be paid back with gross receipt taxes.