Housing and urban planning

San Juan College plans to break ground on student housing in December

FARMINGTON – San Juan College is moving forward with plans to build student housing on campus, a talked-about project for more than 10 years. The college recently secured a loan of just over $14...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Habitat for Humanity builds despite coronavirus challenges

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County is staying on mission by building houses for those in need, but its future is uncertain during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s ReStore, a retail...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

16-home development approved by Durango Planning Commission

A proposal to build 16 townhomes on Rosemary Lane off U.S. Highway 160 near downtown Durango was approved Monday by the city’s Planning Commission. The three-story townhomes would consist of a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 40 manufactured homes proposed east of Durango

A new subdivision that would bring nearly 40 manufactured homes to about 20 acres southeast of Elmore’s Corner was given the initial green light Tuesday to start research and development plans. La...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser calls on state courts to pause evictions

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is calling on state courts to halt eviction proceedings because of the COVID-19 crisis. “In this emergency, evicting any Coloradan from their home would...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Aztec becoming Durango’s bedroom community?

AZTEC – Born and raised in Durango, Angela Romero and her husband decided to venture into the world of homeownership when they learned the condo they leased was going to be sold. Yet, when Romero...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Low-income senior housing development in Durango receives bonds for renovation

Tamarin Square in Durango moved one step closer to 30 more years of guaranteed low-income housing for seniors Tuesday. La Plata County commissioners voted to transfer about $2 million in bonds to...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County unveils skeleton – or table of contents – of revised land-use code

HESPERUS – La Plata County residents have had their first glimpse of the controversial and long-awaited land-use code revisions: a draft table of contents outlining its structure. County planning...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse: From inn to affordable housing

A tight market for affordable housing has been a persistent headache in Durango, but a marketplace solution – the conversion of hotels to apartments – might prove a practical way to alleviate the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Jobs, housing top concerns in Durango community satisfaction survey

The results are in: The cost of housing, the future of jobs and growth in the city of Durango top a list of community concerns recorded publicly in response to the online Community Satisfaction...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Development plan for Calkins Commons moves forward in Cortez

An affordable housing project at the old Calkins Building is moving forward, now that it’s been approved to receive state funding. The Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma plans to turn the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

How should short-term rentals be taxed in Colorado? Bill in Legislature creates uproar

State Sen. Bob Gardner wanted to start a conversation. He’s incited a statewide uproar instead. The Colorado Springs Republican introduced a bill at the Colorado Capitol that would change the...

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

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