Housing and urban planning

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

A new vision for Durango’s north Main Avenue

Better sidewalks, more greenery and bike lanes are all part of a new vision for north Main Avenue. The draft plan, which covers the avenue from 14th Street to Animas View Drive, was compiled by...

DATE: June 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

What does it take to meet the rent?

WASHINGTON – If you’re living in a one-parent household making the $7.75 minimum wage in Hawaii, you would need to work 163 hours a week to comfortably make your rent payment on a two-bedroom...

DATE: June 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Vacation rentals coming to Crimson Cliffs

Vacation rentals will be coming to a townhome development on Animas View Drive, after a contentious decision by Durango City Council Tuesday. The Durango Planning Commission previously denied an...

DATE: May 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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