Will higher density help Durango’s housing future?

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Will higher density help Durango’s housing future?

Add-on units help affordability, but they also rankle some neighbors
Jeff Dupont and his dog, Coco, stand outside an apartment he built above his garage on East Fifth Avenue. He built both the rental unit and his home at the same time to help offset the high cost of living in Durango.
Stacy Reuille-Dupont prepares breakfast for her children, Savannah, 15, and Sawyer, 13, on Tuesday in their new home on East Fifth Avenue. To help offset the high cost of living in historic Durango, the Duponts built a 650-square-foot rental unit above their garage.

Will higher density help Durango’s housing future?

Jeff Dupont and his dog, Coco, stand outside an apartment he built above his garage on East Fifth Avenue. He built both the rental unit and his home at the same time to help offset the high cost of living in Durango.
Stacy Reuille-Dupont prepares breakfast for her children, Savannah, 15, and Sawyer, 13, on Tuesday in their new home on East Fifth Avenue. To help offset the high cost of living in historic Durango, the Duponts built a 650-square-foot rental unit above their garage.

Will higher density help Durango’s housing future?

Jeff Dupont walks through the two-bedroom, 650-square-foot rental unit above his garage. He supports the rights of other homeowners to build apartments on their property because the rental income can help middle class families live in town.
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