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Developer reduces size of mixed-use project on East Second Ave.

A local developer made “pretty significant concessions” in recent weeks to get approval to replace a single-family home on East Second Avenue just south of College Drive with a mixed-use building...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County schools cram big education into tiny home construction

BAYFIELD – To some, tiny homes are an affordable alternative to traditional homeownership, or their compact structure offers a more sustainable lifestyle. To others, they are just a fad. But in...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-dollar home sale is most in recent memory for Durango

For mere mortals looking for an affordable abode within cycling distance of downtown Durango, this might not be great news: Durango just had a home sell for $3.1 million in city limits. High prices...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subdivision in northeast Durango plans expansion

Developers of Mountain Trace, a neighborhood under construction in northeast Durango, want to expand the subdivision from 84 approved homes to 138. Shaw LTD, the owner of the property, and Reynolds...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Close to $1 million in city fees could bolster affordable housing

The city of Durango expects to generate close to $1 million in the next few years from fair-share housing fees, a windfall that could help the city achieve affordable housing goals. Fair-share...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efficiency standards drive up home costs, but long-term savings promised

Buyers will be paying thousands of dollars more for newly built homes in Durango and La Plata County as a result of energy codes local governments started enforcing this year. However, the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing boom appears to have stabilized this year

The homebuilding market may be slowing down a bit and stabilizing after an exceptional year in 2017, although home prices have continued to rise. Rising interest rates nationally could be...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hickenlooper says teamwork needed to meet housing demands

Businesses, nonprofits and government will have to work together to meet the need for housing in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday in north Durango. “No one segment is going to be the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts updated building codes

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted updated building codes, marking the first refresh to the codes since 2004. “Certainly since 2004 to today, the industry has changed,”...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Parade of Homes celebrates 14 years

The 14th annual Parade of Homes is Sept. 22-24, and features 14 stops along the route from Durango to Pagosa Springs. Hosted by the Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado, the event...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Townhomes at old Boker Lumber site may move forward

The Boker Lumber site on College Drive could see an end to an ever-evolving stream of proposals and controversy later this year. Townhome construction on the site is likely to start after the...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big questions for tiny houses

Tiny houses are the latest real estate fad in America. Drawn to a minimalistic lifestyle and reducing one’s carbon footprint, more homeowners are opting to downsize to a 500- or less-square-foot...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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