BIG SPRING - Another milestone has been reached in the re-development of the Settles Hotel in Big Spring.
The developer behind the project now officially owns the historic hotel.
The final purchase from the city was contingent on completion of the environmental cleanup of the aging building.
That's now almost done.
700 tons of debris has now been removed from the Settles.
Developers hope to return the downtown Big Spring landmark to its original grandeur.