Housing and urban planning

A revitalized north Main Avenue and Camino del Rio a step closer to reality

The city envisions Camino del Rio being an extension of downtown and north Main Avenue transforming into small neighborhoods in its quest to make both high-traffic areas more walkable and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beyond tent cities, Durango-area residents consider village for the homeless

As city of Durango and La Plata County officials wrestle with options for a temporary camp for homeless people, some advocates are floating the idea of a tiny home village to house residents living...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Robust home building will test Durango-area labor supply

The warm winter has kept construction crews busy building homes through what is normally a slow time of the year, and indications are the pace of homebuilding is only set to increase in spring....

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Habitat for Humanity to move its ReStore to Grandview

A new ReStore, which helps support construction of affordable housing by Habitat for Humanity, will go up in Grandview, west of the Three Springs intersection. Rachel Taylor-Saghie, executive...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Island Cove Mobile Home Park puts pressure on residents

A landlord’s high and constantly changing standards for trailers at Island Cove Mobile Home Park in Durango placed financial pressure on tenants and led some to leave the park, current and former...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning Commission approves 3-story building at College Drive and East Eighth

New businesses and condominiums will replace the former Kangaroo Express building at College Drive and East Eighth Avenue. The Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved a new three-story...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves housing plan

To meet the demand for housing in Durango, builders need to finish between 185 to 260 homes each year, a new city housing plan states. The Durango City Council unanimously approved the plan on...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission approves city housing plan

Last year, the city permitted more than 350 housing units, setting a record high, and it’s looking to encourage more residential construction with market-friendly policies. Members of the Durango...

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

As home prices rise, fewer residents benefit from mortgage assistance in Southwest Colorado

Mortgage assistance through the HomesFund is designed to help working families buy homes, but as housing prices rise, it is tougher for the nonprofit to aid residents. The number of households the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-income victims of crime eligible for housing assistance

Victims of crime who are homeless or struggling to pay for housing in Southwest Colorado may be eligible for short-term funding thanks to a new program started by local nonprofits. In August,...

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

Road between Walmart and Home Depot may be complete by late spring

The long-awaited Escalante Drive extension between Walmart and Home Depot could be finished by late spring, but a developer will determine when the road opens to the public. NE Construction , a...

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

Development plans abandoned for Boker Lumber site on College Drive

The most recent plans to build homes on the Boker Lumber site on College Drive in Durango have been abandoned. Numerous and controversial proposals to develop the site have come and gone, but the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News