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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

City of Durango adopts stricter energy code

On a split vote Tuesday, the Durango City Council adopted the 2015 energy code that will require all new construction in city limits to be more efficient. Councilors Dean Brookie and Melissa...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhouses proposed near Island Cove Park

A proposal to build three townhomes north of Island Cove Park in Durango raised concerns about the park’s future Monday at a Planning Commission meeting. In particular, residents and neighbors...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council issues split vote on energy codes

Durango City Councilors are split on whether to adopt a stricter international energy code that would require new construction in city limits be more efficient. Councilors discussed the issue...

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

Second phase of Lumien Apartments in Durango will start next year

The second phase of the Lumien Apartments on 32nd Street in Durango will be built next year, helping fill a gap for affordable housing. Construction on the 36-unit building is expected to start in...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sets sights on affordable housing solutions

The cost of buying and renting a home in Durango has escalated steeply in recent years, and rent in the city limits is now on par with Aspen and Steamboat Springs, City of Durango Planner Mark...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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