COLORADO SPRINGS – The promise of better living conditions is coming with some transition pain for residents at Cedar Creek Apartments on Colorado Springs southeast side. Earlier this year a new owner took over from a long time landlord who for many years topped the list of code violations in the city. A press release after the sale said the new owners see the acquisition as an opportunity to improve the living environment for tenants.
The work is underway. Renovating a neglected property requires moving tenants out of apartments. “There’s a better way to handle it other than giving families a 30 notice,” said renter, Pamela Bailey. She has received notices saying she needs to move out, so her building can be renovated. She has found another place to move, but says others in her building do not know what to do.
Apartment managers say they do not plan to clear the whole complex. Instead, they will renovate one building at a time. They say the renters in the building schedule for work are offered another unit either in the same complex, or at another owned by the company.