Housing and urban planning

Durango voters may be asked to approve tax increase this November

The city of Durango is considering asking voters to approve a tax increase in November to address a looming budget shortfall and pay for major construction projects. The city expects a budget...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may OK tiny home community

A growing movement to save money and simplify life may become more reality than movement if a former La Plata County commissioner’s proposal to create a community of tiny homes earns favor with the...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango approves a nontraditional subdivision

A proposed subdivision that has raised some controversy near Florida Road and Colorado Avenue won over city officials this week. A few Durango city councilors praised the courtyard design of the...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves vision for north Main, Camino del Rio

The vision for a walkable and safe north Main Avenue and Camino del Rio is complete. Durango City Council unanimously approved the new plan for the well-traveled corridors Tuesday. Executive...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing voucher waitlist opens after four years

The waitlist for federal housing vouchers in La Plata County and neighboring counties opened this week for the first time in more than four years. Housing Solutions of the Southwest staff members...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Previously denied project gets OK from Durango Planning Commission

Durango Planning Commission approved a controversial proposal to build 10 new homes on Jameson Drive west of Florida Road during a Monday night hearing. The developer revised plans for the...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Successful fundraiser to house homeless woman inspires campaign

Durango photographer Kyla Jenkinson raised enough money in three days on GoFundMe to house her homeless friend for three months. She launched the online campaign the day before Christmas Eve –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos holds first public input sessions on land use code

Mancos staff and consultants this week held the first of many public input sessions on the town’s upcoming land use code update. Mancos’ land use code, which governs the types of structures that...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may allow homeowners to add accessory apartments in new neighborhoods

The city of Durango could allow homeowners to add rental apartments on their properties in Crestview, Riverview, Hillcrest and other areas this summer. Allowing more homeowners to build an...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public input sought at West Durango meeting

La Plata County Planning Commission and staff members will seek public input during a meeting about the West Durango District Plan from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the La Plata County Community...

DATE: April 5, 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

Mancos planning and zoning commission prepares for fresh start

As part of its reorganization of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the town of Mancos is accepting applications for new commissioners. Earlier this month, the Town Board voted to reduce the size...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News