Housing and urban planning

What is Durango doing to prepare for climate change?

Earth is getting warmer, scientists say. Higher average temperatures will bring stronger storms, longer droughts and shorter winters, all of which could cause problems for cities not built to...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heartwood Cohousing near Bayfield plans to expand

Becky Logan moved into Heartwood Cohousing near Bayfield in November because she was looking for a community after years of traveling in an RV. She was drawn to cohousing by the tight-knit...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What kind of housing will seniors choose in La Plata County?

Faye Gooden, 74, is moving out of a subsidized apartment and into a mobile home. The move was made possible because of an increase in her Social Security income after the death of her former...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will higher density help Durango’s housing future?

Jeff Dupont’s rental unit above his garage helped make it possible for him to move his family into historic Durango. Previous to that, he was living in a subdivision outside the city, where median...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing boom doing little for lower-income workers

A development boom in subdivisions adjacent to downtown is adding dozens of homes to Durango’s real estate stock, but the increasing supply will do little to temper costs – and teachers, clerks,...

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

Rising prices make it difficult for first-time homebuyers

Wildland firefighter Jonathan Wegener dreamed about homeownership for about four years before recently purchasing his first home in north Animas City. For a while he hunted for a house in Mancos...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks public comment on allowing ADUs in new areas

The city of Durango is seeking feedback on a plan to allow single-family homeowners to build and rent out apartments on their properties in new areas of town. The new rules could apply to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 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

53 units of affordable senior housing coming to Durango

Low-income seniors in Durango will have a new option for housing in about two years. Construction of a planned 53-unit housing project in Three Springs along Wilson Gulch Road is expected to start...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Durango nonprofit offers loans to purchase manufactured homes

Prospective manufactured homebuyers can struggle to find a loan, but a Durango nonprofit is offering a new financing option. For the first time, HomesFund , a Durango-based nonprofit, is offering...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit envisions village for homeless, impoverished

A proposed village could provide residents experiencing poverty and homelessness a chance at homeownership. Community Compassion Outreach , a new nonprofit in Durango, envisions a 10- to 15-unit...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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