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Housing and urban planning

Zia plans new building on north Main Avenue

Zia Taqueria expects to start building a new location on north Main Avenue this summer. The building, which will fill a vacant lot at 30th Street and Main Avenue, will replace the restaurant’s...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County rental rates may require two jobs

La Plata County residents who earn minimum wage would be required to work two full-time jobs to rent a two-bedroom home, according to a report released by an affordable housing advocacy group from...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Development rights a sticking point for townhome project at Boker Lumber site

On a split vote Tuesday, the Durango City Council approved 18 townhomes on the former Boker Lumber site. Despite council approval of the project at 960 East College Drive, it may not be built...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge shelter in Cortez gets $20,000 grant for new facility

The Bridge Emergency Shelter has received a grant to start its fundraising campaign for a new facility. In a May 23 news release, shelter staff announced they had received a match/challenge grant...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City of Durango housing, transit fees met with questions

New fees to fund affordable housing and city transit met with some skepticism at the Durango City Council meeting Tuesday. The city transit system needs $12.6 million over the next 10 years to...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City revises housing agreement with Three Springs

The Durango City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Three Springs Tuesday that will raise money for the city to use on affordable and attainable housing projects and opens the door for...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts revised comprehensive plan

La Plata County has officially adopted its overhauled comprehensive plan, ending a three-year process to update the plan, which hadn’t been revised since 2001. The La Plata County Planning...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final construction defects efforts fizzle out at capitol

DENVER – The clock struck 12 on construction defects litigation reform Tuesday when the last two pending pieces of legislation were killed at the Capitol. Senate Bill 45 would have shifted the time...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction defects reform clears the Legislature

DENVER – Lawmakers came together Thursday to push through a piece of legislation they hope will thaw a frigid affordable housing market. House Bill 1279, which contains several provisions aimed at...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Construction defects reform bill clears Senate committee

DENVER – The bipartisan effort to remedy the lack of affordable housing in Colorado continues to move along. House Bill 1279, which would require the informed consent by the majority of owners in a...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Construction worker shortage hitting home

Homebuilders in La Plata County are preparing for a busy summer season, and some expect large projects could put pressure on a small labor pool. “I imagine that it is only going to get compounded a...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Homes along Rim Drive slated for summer construction

Nine new houses are likely to be built along Rim Drive near Terra Vista Drive. The small development named Arrowhead Ridge will subdivide 10.43 acres into 10 lots. One existing home will remain...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business