Construction and property

Durango Fire Protection District seeks impact fees for additional funding

After a big victory on Election Day when voters approved a property tax increase to help pay for Durango Fire Protection District operations, the agency is resuming a push to charge construction...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez study reveals sinkhole near Seventh Street sewer line

The Cortez Sanitation District board of directors heard the murky results of a field study conducted near a sewer line in the East Seventh Street area. Last week, Jon Butler, of the engineering...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second phase of Lumien Apartments in Durango will start next year

The second phase of the Lumien Apartments on 32nd Street in Durango will be built next year, helping fill a gap for affordable housing. Construction on the 36-unit building is expected to start in...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails 2000 starts work on 2 new trails

Volunteers with Trails 2000 worked to build the long-awaited connection between Sugar and Skyline trails this week on Raider Ridge. The trail construction follows an environmental analysis passed...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sets sights on affordable housing solutions

The cost of buying and renting a home in Durango has escalated steeply in recent years, and rent in the city limits is now on par with Aspen and Steamboat Springs, City of Durango Planner Mark...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhomes planned for Three Springs, but how much will they cost?

Timberline Builders could break ground on 23 new attainably priced townhouses as soon as next summer in Three Springs. But as prices rise, it’s unclear what attainable pricing may look like a year...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ken Charles awarded for years of service in economic development

Hospital expansions, roads and preschools are among the hundreds of projects Ken Charles of Durango has worked on during his 29 years as a regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Review board approves revised design for hotel on Camino del Rio

The city’s Design Review Board has approved revised plans for a new 90-room hotel at 1111 Camino del Rio. The new designs show large public patios and a café facing the river. The review board...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans terminal remodel to aid airline staff

The Durango-La Plata County Airport may remodel part of its terminal next year to improve space used by airline staff members. The airport expects to spend $465,000 on the remodel and $350,000 on...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors Colorado awards Durango $1.3 million for trail extension

Great Outdoors Colorado awarded the city of Durango a $1.3 million grant last week for its Animas River Trail expansion project. Plans to extend the trail north from Animas City Park to Oxbow Park,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commercial building permits trend down over decade

It’s getting harder for businesses to find space at a time when the La Plata County needs to be broadening its tax base. Since the 1980s, the number of permits for new commercial buildings in...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should government fund infrastructure to jump-start development?

Greater predictability in development, more density, and public-private partnerships could encourage construction throughout La Plata County, experts said Wednesday at a Durango Chamber of Commerce...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News