Ownership group, APD release statements on The Cottages of New Mexico

Updated: 08/26/2014 8:57 PM | Created: 08/26/2014 8:52 PM
By: Blair Miller,

Capstone Collegiate Communities, the company that developed and manages The Cottages of New Mexico, where parties and a shooting have made for a in interesting first week of school for the many UNM students who live there, released a statement Tuesday saying they are addressing the situation there.

The release states the "off-campus student housing community was built to support the students of the University of New Mexico", something the university has tried to distance itself from in recent time.

The release says that two Principals of Capstone flew to Albuquerque immediately after news of a Sunday morning shooting broke. It said they wanted to "determine what immediate action to take and to work with local authorities to outline a solution."

The release says the Principals "met with city officials, the Albuquerque Police Department, local security companies and onsite courtesy managers" on Monday to discuss a "permanent solution" to the matter.

"Our priority is to diligently work with security personnel, local authorities and city officials to ensure the ongoing well-being of all of our residents," Capstone said.

Albuquerque Police Deputy Chief William Roseman confirmed the department met with Capstone.

"The management of this private establishment is seeking the resources necessary to better secure their private property, prevent future incidents, and ultimately to provide a safe living environment for their clients. In the spirit of that goal, city officials met with representatives from the private real estate company, referring them to resources like the crime-free multi-housing unit within APD and provided security and public safety guidance," Roseman said.

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