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Housing and urban planning

Now hiring: Advocate to tackle homelessness

Durango City Council and La Plata County commissioners agreed Thursday to fund a coordinator position to address homelessness. The city, county and nonprofits could each contribute about $33,000 –...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Latest homeless count likely underestimates numbers in Durango and Colorado

An affordable housing shortage is driving a rise in homelessness in Colorado. Across the state, 10,940 people were homeless on one night in January, a 3.7 percent increase compared with 2016,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango adopts stricter energy code

On a split vote Tuesday, the Durango City Council adopted the 2015 energy code that will require all new construction in city limits to be more efficient. Councilors Dean Brookie and Melissa...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhouses proposed near Island Cove Park

A proposal to build three townhomes north of Island Cove Park in Durango raised concerns about the park’s future Monday at a Planning Commission meeting. In particular, residents and neighbors...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council issues split vote on energy codes

Durango City Councilors are split on whether to adopt a stricter international energy code that would require new construction in city limits be more efficient. Councilors discussed the issue...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second phase of Lumien Apartments in Durango will start next year

The second phase of the Lumien Apartments on 32nd Street in Durango will be built next year, helping fill a gap for affordable housing. Construction on the 36-unit building is expected to start in...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sets sights on affordable housing solutions

The cost of buying and renting a home in Durango has escalated steeply in recent years, and rent in the city limits is now on par with Aspen and Steamboat Springs, City of Durango Planner Mark...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhomes planned for Three Springs, but how much will they cost?

Timberline Builders could break ground on 23 new attainably priced townhouses as soon as next summer in Three Springs. But as prices rise, it’s unclear what attainable pricing may look like a year...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango drafts affordable housing plan

The city’s recently released draft Durango Housing Plan lays out strategies to encourage construction and to address the increasingly unaffordable housing market. The city of Durango is aiming to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New ownership transforming Days End into Motel Durango

New ownership has brought a new look and new name to an older motel on north Main Avenue. Garth Schultheis and James Coleman, Purgatory Resort owner, bought Days End in May. Since then, Schultheis...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Three Springs townhomes win early nod of approval

A plan for more townhomes in Three Springs received early approval Monday from the Durango Planning Commission. Without much discussion, the board unanimously approved a subdivision for 23...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers changes to vacation rental regulations

Vacation rentals could be blocked from opening in certain residential areas and in areas slated for redevelopment to help protect housing. The potential change to vacation rental regulations was...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News