Below is a map from the El Paso County Assessor’s Web site showing Ken and Ann Garrison’s lot on Regency Drive. The lots on either side of the highlighted property are city open space. Both had homes that were wrecked by landslides in 1995. Garrison would like the city to take his lot, too.
In the aerial photo below, taken from www.FlashEarth.com , the concrete slab foundation of Garrison’s house is visible at the end of his old asphalt driveway. Neighbors have used the driveway and foundation for storage and to dump building materials, Garrison said.
Ken Garrison balanced at the split in his basement floor in the 1996 file photo below. A landslide wrecked his home, valued at $235,000 in 1995. Garrison sued the original property owner, Gates Land Co., alleging the company knew the hillside was a geological hazard and unfit for traditional construction methods. The company settled the lawsuit and the Garrisons moved away.