Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series profiling candidates running for local and state offices.
Los Alamos County Councilor Steve Girrens, who is running for reelection in November, wants to focus his energy on housing and schools.
“In my mind, the big thing is getting housing developments going, or something that helps get that moving,” Girrens said.
Girrens sees several areas ripe for that type of development, including the Department of Energy (DOE) A-8 land transfer site at the start of DP Road. The south side of Trinity Drive is also on Girrens’ radar, including another DOE site near the Los Alamos Medical Center.
“That’s a pristine place. I would love to see condos or a high-density high-rise, right on the canyon,” Girrens said. “It would be an outstanding thing. Like another Oppenheimer apartments. Something big. Something that takes as much advantage of the canyon location as possible. They’re building all kinds of cool stuff in the cities, in Denver and places. What can we start doing on the south side of Trinity? What makes sense to do there?”