Management looks to rehabilitate South Davis co-op

Foreclosure, theft, rundown buildings and resident discontent have plagued South Davis’ Pacifico Student Housing Cooperative in recent years. Property managers are working to turn this trend around with new regulations and remodels. The City of Davis bought Pacifico in 2010 for $1.6 million to prevent a foreclosure. Yolo County Housing (YCH) signed a contract with the city to manage the co-op and officially took over in mid-July. The new manager, Jose Alvarez, has been undergoing training for the position for the past few weeks and has been living on site. Jason Snyder, who received a Ph.D. in geography from UC Davis, moved into Pacifico in 2007. Feeling dissatisfied with co-op, he moved out this fall. “When I first heard about Pacifico, I thought it was a nice arrangement because my house [the B unit] was designated for [graduate] students; I was excited to live with people under similar circumstances as me,” Snyder said. “Things started turning bad during December 2007 though. There was a lot of drug usage going on... ...

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