Housing and urban planning

Second phase of Lumien Apartments approved

Construction could start on 36 units of new, affordable housing near 32nd Street this summer. Durango City Council unanimously approved the second phase of the Lumien Apartments this week. “I am...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos planning and zoning commission prepares for fresh start

As part of its reorganization of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the town of Mancos is accepting applications for new commissioners. Earlier this month, the Town Board voted to reduce the size...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District shakes up leadership

The Mancos Creative District plans to change its leadership this spring by hiring a single director to replace its two current co-directors. Sarah Syverson and Carol Mehesy have shared leadership ...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield finishing comprehensive plan

By 2050, Bayfield is projected to have an increased population of residents 65 and older, along with a growth in millennials aged 25 to 44. As home prices continue to skyrocket in Durango, that...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs affordable housing units

Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved new affordable housing proposed near 32nd Street. It is the second phase of an affordable housing project that is funded by tax credits. “It meets a...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning Commission recommends denial of subdivision near Florida Road

The Durango Planning Commission recommended Durango City Council deny a small subdivision proposed on Jameson Drive west of Florida Road during a Monday night hearing. Residents raised concerns...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango imagines a more welcoming corridor along Camino del Rio and north Main Avenue

The city’s long-term vision to transform the Camino del Rio and north Main Avenue corridor into walkable, welcoming areas has, so far, been met with positive reactions, city officials say. The...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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