Will Affordable Housing Replace Hughes Stadium?
While the number of Fort Collins residents complaining about rising rent prices seems to increase, affordable housing in place of Hughes Stadium is beginning to look more like a real possibility.
Colorado State University President Tony Frank and Senator John Kefalas tell the Coloradoan that affordable housing for CSU's lowest-paid employees is one option (of a ton, probably) being considered for Hughes Stadium when it's replaced with an on-campus stadium for the 2017 football season.
From accountants to custodians, about 1,800 classified employees work at CSU. Their salaries are determined by the State and range from around $10 to $60 per hour.
Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, says that if affordable housing is a go for Hughes Stadium, he also imagines some kind of transit system (shuttles, for example) being put in place to take employees back and forth.
Frank didn't give a specific timeline for decision-making, but this is definitely something to keep an eye on. It also raises the question of whether more affordable housing will ever be built in Fort Collins for non-CSU employees - which, in my opinion, is much needed.