Construction and property

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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

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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 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado construction is plugging the gap with an academy

DENVER (AP) – Houses along the Front Range can’t be built fast enough. Part of the problem is a booming population. There’s also a shortage of construction workers to get the job done. The Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Grandview corridor to see new facades

The commercial corridor along U.S. Highway 160 east near Three Springs may see more traffic as businesses relocate from other areas. A new warehouse and Target Rental, a heavy equipment rental...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Counters needed to collect data used to plan for infrastructure

The city of Durango is looking for volunteers to help count cyclists and pedestrians at key intersections from Sept. 11 to 17. The biennial counts help the city apply for grants to improve...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sand volleyball courts may be built in Schneider Park

The city may build two sand volleyball courts in Schneider Park next year to replace the courts consumed by the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant at Santa Rita Park. The lighted courts...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Three Springs growing, but not immune to industry struggles

The 15 townhomes on Pioneer Avenue in Three Springs sold before the units were finished this year. It’s a fairly common trend in the subdivision on the eastern edge of Durango that’s expected to...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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City eyes two Animas River Trail improvements

The city could start two long-awaited Animas River Trail construction projects next year: replacing the asphalt behind River City Hall and extending the trail north to Oxbow Park. The city has...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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70 apartments under construction in Three Springs

Construction has started on 70 new apartments in Three Springs. FCI Constructors is building the expansion of the Confluence at Three Springs apartment complex and expects to finish in 2018,...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Three-story building proposed at 32nd and north Main in Durango

A three-story building may be built on the northwest corner of the intersection of 32nd Street and north Main Avenue and house an auto glass shop and four residences. Jason Groen, owner of Techna...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas River Trail underpass triples in price

Construction of the Animas River Trail underpass beneath Escalante Drive will require an additional $900,000. The city planned to spend $400,000 to build the underpass, but $1.3 million will be...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Osprey Packs headquarters nears completion

After more than a year of planning and construction, the opening of the new Osprey Packs headquarters in Cortez is within sight, facilities manager Lisa Bunker said on Wednesday. Construction on...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business