Housing and urban planning

Town, CDOT seeking input on improving U.S. 160

As an east-west thoroughfare for the roughly 10,000 drivers who pass through Mancos each day, U.S. 160 serves its purpose. However, for those who work and live on either side of it, the highway is...

DATE: April 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A push for permit parking

Residents on East Third and East Fourth avenues and nearby side streets are looking for a solution to ease parking congestion. To address the ongoing problem, Boulevard Neighborhood Association...

DATE: April 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents rush to register ADUs

The Durango Planning Department was flooded by registrations Tuesday to legalize secondary units in two historic neighborhoods. About 40 registrations have flowed in during the three days before...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan for local vacation rentals will be appealed

A new fight over vacation rentals may be brewing after the Durango Planning Commission voted against allowing vacation rentals in Crimson Cliff Townhomes, a neighborhood on Animas View Drive. Mike...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are smaller lots getting more rights?

Many more property owners may have the right to build accessory dwelling units in East Animas City thanks to a recent decision by the Durango Planning Commission. The commissioners unanimously...

DATE: March 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study looks at vacation rentals

The Colorado Association of Ski Towns plans to study vacation rental regulations in Durango and similar mountain towns this spring. The association will focus on the success of vacation-rental...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

In rental crisis, discarded hotels are gold

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – The rental market is so tight in Steamboat Springs that two of the city’s biggest lodging operations are taking charge of their workforce housing needs by leasing old,...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

High rent limits Housing Solutions

Federal money flowed in again this year to help stabilize local families in need, but the dollars aren’t going as far as they have in the past. Housing Solutions for the Southwest received...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Councilors ask for consistent accessory-unit laws

The Durango City Councilors would like rules for accessory dwelling units in East Animas City to be consistent with other areas of town. The Durango Planning Department is crafting rules that will...

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

Animas City residents support ADUs

Durango officials are moving toward allowing Accessory Dwelling Units in the East Animas City neighborhood, but the rules for the units are still being developed. Residents and tenants who...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outsmarting their debt

Scott Smith lives in a yurt. Katie Simkover temporarily shared one bedroom in a five-bedroom house with two other women. Matt and Cheri Kelly trimmed their living space and their mortgage. In La...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The big squeeze

ASPEN – At first, Loly Garcia didn’t have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business