Housing and urban planning

Food truck owner aims to extend stay

The Chinese and Southeast Asian food truck on College Drive is fighting to stay open. Durango regulations that limit how long a food truck can remain in one location have made it tough for the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grateful tenants attend Lumien grand opening

Lumien Apartments celebrated its grand opening Thursday after tenants began moving into the income-capped units at 32nd Street and East Animas River Drive on Sept. 23. Property managers are seeing...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Open-space swap examined in Three Springs

Three acres in Three Springs, originally envisioned as open space swap, could be dedicated for an affordable-housing development instead. The small lot was set aside as wetlands, but it has dried...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

RHA sets sights on development

The Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County is aiming to develop at least 100 new affordable homes in the next five years. The alliance announced this week it is creating a new development...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subdivision on Rim Drive OK’d

The Durango Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a conceptual plan for a new subdivison and cul-de-sac along the 2600 block of Rim Drive. Property owners Barry and Cynthia Hillmer...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Posta Road development slow

La Posta Road is a logical area for new industrial and residential growth, but it is unlikely to be a hot spot for construction anytime soon. Infrastructure needs, the labor market within the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zoning question persists in condominium debate

The condo loophole is closed, but, for some, the potential for a condo next door remains. Several concerned neighbors questioned city planners Tuesday about the small areas zoned multifamily in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home auctions a luxury

EDWARDS Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they’re ready to downsize and possibly move...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango’s condo loophole closed

A moratorium on condominiums in single-family neighborhoods in Durango passed the City Council unanimously Tuesday. The moratorium prevents anyone from submitting plans for a condo project in these...

DATE: July 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Starving artists in Colorado no more?

DENVER – Durango has been identified as a competitive area for a new effort that would provide the first-ever state-driven program offering affordable housing to artists. Space to Create aims at...

DATE: July 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condo loophole worries residents

The potential for more condominiums to be built in single-family neighborhoods has some residents concerned that housing density in older neighborhoods could radically change. The residents are...

DATE: July 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homelessness: When camping is the only option

Around Durango, public agencies are cracking down on homeless camps to prevent wildfires, wildlife attacks and trash buildup. But if the homeless can’t sleep outside, where can they go? Ronnie...

DATE: July 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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