Durango City Council candidates sound off on affordable housing

News

Durango City Council candidates sound off on affordable housing

Seven contenders differ over tools to address housing
Josiah Halcomb, left, and Zuko Goeske, both with FasTrack Construction, build the footers of a house under construction Thursday in Three Springs. Durango City Council candidates shared their ideas for addressing housing issues, such as availability and affordability, ahead of the April 6 election.
Anthony Danay with FasTrack Construction bends rebar Thursday for the foundation of a home being built in Three Springs. Three Springs, like many developments in Durango, opted for paying fees over creating affordable housing.

Durango City Council candidates sound off on affordable housing

Josiah Halcomb, left, and Zuko Goeske, both with FasTrack Construction, build the footers of a house under construction Thursday in Three Springs. Durango City Council candidates shared their ideas for addressing housing issues, such as availability and affordability, ahead of the April 6 election.
Anthony Danay with FasTrack Construction bends rebar Thursday for the foundation of a home being built in Three Springs. Three Springs, like many developments in Durango, opted for paying fees over creating affordable housing.
About this series

Seven candidates are running for three open seats on Durango City Council. Two candidates were featured last week, and two in Wednesday’s print editions of The Durango Herald and on www.durangoherald.com.
All three open seats are for four-year terms. Ballots will be mailed by March 19 to residents of Durango who are eligible electors. Ballots must be returned no later than 7 p.m. April 6 to be counted.
Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off beginning March 22 at the City Clerk’s Office, 949 East Second Ave.; La Plata County Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave.; La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 679 Turner Drive, Suite C; and a drop box at Fort Lewis College.

Candidates’ homes

Durango City Council candidates share details about their housing alongside their ideas for how to address Durango’s lack of affordable housing.
Lisa McCorry is a homeowner with one property with an estimated market value of about $520,927. All market value estimates come from Zillow, an online real estate marketplace.Jessika Buell is a homeowner with one property, estimated to have a market value of about $432,338.Melissa Youssef owns two homes, one in Durango and one in Dolores. Her Durango home has an estimated market value of $1.82 million.Frank Lockwood is a homeowner with multiple properties. His primary residence has an estimated market value of $843,939. He also owns two condos in the Silver Peaks complex and another Durango condo through a self-directed IRA.Harrison Wendt is a renter in Island Cove Trailer Park and pays $420 per month in lot rent.Olivier Bosmans lives in a house with an estimated market rate of $658,954. He could not be reached Thursday for more information.Seth Furtney owns commercial properties. He could not be reached Thursday.

Reader Comments
click here to add your event
Area Events