Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

El Seville Apartment Plan Dropped.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Santa Fe City Councilor David Coss has formally abandoned his proposal that city government use its powers of eminent domain condemnation to acquire the El Seville apartments Downtown to preserve them as affordable rental units.

Coss said at a meeting Monday of the city Finance Committee that he waited too long to make the proposal.

"I should have done it six months ago," before plans to demolish the apartments and replace them with condominiums received approvals from the city Planning Commission and Historic Design Review Board, Coss said.

Councilor Carol Robertson Lopez said Coss had agreed instead to support a resolution that will call for development of an action plan to develop more affordable housing in Downtown Santa Fe. …

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