City of Big Spring one step closer to restoring historical spring

City of Big Spring one step closer to restoring historical spring

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - The city of Big Spring is one step closer to restoring the historical spring in Comanche Trail Park.

Many west Texans and even people from Big Spring, don't know the historical significance of the natural spring. That's why the city is looking to create a cultural exhibit showing its importance.

In the mid 1800s, The spring was a major motivating factor to expand railroads through this area as it was a steady source of water.

As the railroad expanded more, cities like Midland and Odessa were formed.

The first phase of the project will include an observation center to serve as an educational platform for residents and visitors.

The second phase of developments will include a plaza for special events.

The city met with architects for more than two years putting together their ideas for the cultural center. Architects drew up the plans in the last six months.

City council approved Onyx General Contractors to take over the project.

At this time there is no budget for the project, but the will cost millions.

The city is looking into fundraisers and the hotel motel tax to help with the costs.

The next step is for the city to negotiate costs with the contractor. The architect says the project could begin in just 60 days.

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