Housing and urban planning

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

Condos, businesses planned for College Drive and East Eighth Avenue in Durango

A three-story building is proposed to replace the former home of Kangaroo Express at the corner of College Drive and East Eighth Avenue. Reynolds, Ash and Associates is proposing the Eastside...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condos, businesses planned for College Drive and East Eighth Avenue in Durango

A three-story building is proposed to replace the former home of Kangaroo Express at the corner of College Drive and East Eighth Avenue. Reynolds, Ash and Associates is proposing the Eastside...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council grants early approval to townhomes project

A proposal to build three townhomes north of Island Cove Park took a step forward at the Durango City Council meeting on Tuesday. Council unanimously approved a subdivision that would allow the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Now hiring: Advocate to tackle homelessness

Durango City Council and La Plata County commissioners agreed Thursday to fund a coordinator position to address homelessness. The city, county and nonprofits could each contribute about $33,000 –...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Latest homeless count likely underestimates numbers in Durango and Colorado

An affordable housing shortage is driving a rise in homelessness in Colorado. Across the state, 10,940 people were homeless on one night in January, a 3.7 percent increase compared with 2016,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News