Construction and property

Lottery funds cover Parks and Rec shop costs

Durango City Council approved more funding for new Parks and Recreation Department buildings at Greenmount Cemetery on Tuesday night. The city’s initial estimate for the project was $2.3 million,...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

State budget includes $3 million for exercise science expansion at FLC gym

After a dreary budgetary season, Fort Lewis College received some good financial news Thursday. Funds of $3 million have been included in the 2018-19 state budget to be used in the design and...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second phase of Lumien Apartments approved

Construction could start on 36 units of new, affordable housing near 32nd Street this summer. Durango City Council unanimously approved the second phase of the Lumien Apartments this week. “I am...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown construction to last through Friday

Traffic lane closures will be in effect through Friday on College Drive between Second and Fourth streets while Atmos Energy upgrades natural gas pipelines and the city of Durango conducts road...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT selects Durango, Dolores and Cortez for sidewalk improvements

People with disabilities should find it easer to navigate sidewalks in coming years in Durango and across the state. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to spend $85 million to make...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs affordable housing units

Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved new affordable housing proposed near 32nd Street. It is the second phase of an affordable housing project that is funded by tax credits. “It meets a...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning Commission recommends denial of subdivision near Florida Road

The Durango Planning Commission recommended Durango City Council deny a small subdivision proposed on Jameson Drive west of Florida Road during a Monday night hearing. Residents raised concerns...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diagonal pedestrian crossing at College Drive and Main Avenue to be eliminated

A “pedestrian scramble” intersection at College Drive and Main Avenue in Durango will be eliminated by mid-May. Pedestrians gained the right to cross diagonally at the intersection in 2010, and it...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work to begin Monday in downtown Durango, including new traffic signal

Construction will begin Monday to reconfigure traffic lanes, add curb ramps and install a traffic signal at College Drive and East Second Avenue. “Pedestrians that are crossing College Drive at...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango wants to hear from residents about how two parks should be redeveloped

The city of Durango is gathering ideas for Santa Rita and Cundiff parks, which will be transformed in coming years. The redevelopment of Santa Rita Park is slated to start as soon as construction...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treated water makes its way east to rural residents in La Plata County

Water pipeline construction is marching along on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, from County Road 225A to Bayfield, allowing rural businesses and property owners to tie in with the treated water...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission approves city housing plan

Last year, the city permitted more than 350 housing units, setting a record high, and it’s looking to encourage more residential construction with market-friendly policies. Members of the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News