Archive for Thursday, September 2, 2010

Taxes owed at Delaware Commons

September 2, 2010


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.”


jmadison 7 years, 7 months ago

Why not have the school district use the vacant condos for housing for teachers?

gr3sam 7 years, 7 months ago

Here we go! This is the guy we want running housing for teachers!! Yeah, baby!!!

Why wasn't this the front page article instead of the housing for teachers article? If you're in a hurry and just looked at the front page, you'd never have seen "the rest of the story." Lovely!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 7 months ago

Actually, it's standard operating procedure for builders to not pay property taxes on unsold spec houses. Why should Delaware Commons be held to a different standard?

JustNoticed 7 years, 7 months ago

Any excuse to hate hippies. That's what Lawrence is all about and a little fact such as the one you mention certainly won't stand in the way.

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