Rich Minder understands that getting “into the housing business” isn’t easy for anyone.
Minder, president of the Lawrence school board, also is one of six members of Lawrence Cohousing Group LC, developer of the Delaware Street Commons residential project at 1218 Del.
Of the project’s 23 condominium homes on 2.2 acres, six remain unsold. The development group owes Douglas County $22,747 in taxes, the total left unpaid on those six for the 2009 tax year.
Another $1,942 in taxes had been delinquent on a seventh property, but that bill was paid when the property sold last month.
Minder said construction on Delaware Commons finished in June 2007, as the subprime mortgage crisis was sapping the real estate market.
“We’ve been hanging on ever since,” Minder said, noting that his group works to lease unsold buildings while seeking buyers.
“We’re going to get there.”