Housing and urban planning

Durango looks at a new tool for development

Attainable housing, investment in deteriorating parts of town and a new business park could all develop more quickly and less expensively through an Urban Renewal Authority. About 50 community...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools house teachers as recruitment, compensation tools

As a teacher shortage persists statewide, La Plata County school districts are grappling with high housing costs and low teacher salaries, which can make filling positions challenging. Across the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Effort abandoned to set up winter homeless shelters

A Durango faith-based alliance has abandoned plans to set up temporary winter shelters for homeless residents, but it is not giving up on establishing a permanent homeless shelter. The Neighbors in...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permanent affordable housing hitting Durango market

New homes for sale or under construction in Durango could provide permanent affordable housing for a lucky few. The 10 new homes are expected to fill a growing need in the community for affordable...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter and transitional housing to open this fall

A new homeless shelter and transitional housing apartments on East Empire Street are expected to open in the fall and provide a new opportunity for residents to stabilize their lives. The $2.7...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spanish Trails Inn & Suites gets a remodel

Spanish Trails Inn and Suites might not seem like the most promising site for a business investment in Durango. But John Hazen, who purchased the old north Main Avenue inn in August 2018 for $2...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Motels converted into long-term housing on north Main Avenue

Life as a homeless camper “wasn’t easy” for Bella Brown. Once, while living outdoors near Durango, her tent collapsed in the snow. She propped it up with her walking sticks. Brown has been homeless...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Custom home subdivision taking shape on Junction Street in Durango

A new subdivision is taking shape on Junction Street in west Durango that could have homes built by this time next year. Ten custom homes are planned for the 2-acre lot across the street from...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New laws aim to protect renters facing eviction, uninhabitable homes

Renters living in uninhabitable conditions or facing eviction have more protections after the Colorado Legislature and governor approved bills that could help prevent people from losing their...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves bonds to remodel Tamarin Square

La Plata County commissioners approved about $2.9 million in bonds this week to help remodel and preserve an apartment complex on East Third Avenue as affordable housing. Tamarin Square, a 68-unit...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers set aside $38 million for affordable housing

The Colorado Legislature passed two measures this session that will provide millions of dollars each year to help ease the state’s affordable housing crisis. In 2020, the two bills could set aside...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rental price for two-bedroom units hits $1,400 in Durango

The cost of renting a two-bedroom home in Durango rose 20% in four years, bringing the median cost to $1,400 per month, according to a new housing report. Region 9 Economic Development District of...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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