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50-unit apartment complex planned for Florida Road

A new Durango developer is planning a 50-unit apartment complex along Florida Road. Durango City Council recently approved a rezone of the 2.42 acre property at 1689 Florida Road (County Road...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Right to repair bill dies in Colorado House committee

DENVER – The third in a series of bills aimed at resolving Colorado’s construction defects litigation issues was killed Wednesday night in a House committee on a 6-3 party line vote. House Bill...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City explores where to build housing, businesses to handle growth

Durango’s population is growing at a healthy rate and as more people arrive the city expects some will live atop Farmington Hill, in the Animas Valley and in more multi-family developments. If...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arts and culture new addition to comp plan

The Smiley Building, the Powerhouse Science Center, the Durango Arts Center and other cultural institutions in town could have the makings of a Colorado Certified Creative District. A group working...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Density discussed at Durango Comprehensive Plan review

If 13,000 people move to town by 2040, the city expects at least some will move to dense development in town, and to new housing in the Animas River Valley, Three Springs and the top of Farmington...

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

HomesFund asks Cortez City Council for support

A housing assistance program based in Durango is asking the Cortez City Council to support its Montezuma County services. HomesFund is a nonprofit that offers mortgage assistance and classes on...

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

Durango Planning Commission OKs 194-unit complex

The Durango Planning Commission approved a plan for a 194-unit apartment complex between Walmart and Home Depot on Tuesday. NE Development is proposing a mix of one- and two-bedroom rental...

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

The city plans for housing through 2040

Durango’s population is expected to grow from 18,500 to 31,500 by 2040, and so housing is a key piece of city’s comprehensive plan update. The plan is expected to encourage dense housing within...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma housing prices rise, sales slip in 2016

Montezuma County home sales slipped last year, but prices rose about 5 percent because of a decreased inventory of homes, according to the Four Corners Board of Realtors. The Cortez-based board’s...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ewing Mesa events center enters planning stage in La Plata County

A multipurpose events center at Ewing Mesa is set to enter the planning stage this year. Co-founder of Mercury Payment Systems, Mark Katz, bought 1,850 acres on Ewing Mesa adjacent to Horse Gulch...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disabled, elderly feel Durango’s accessible-housing crunch

Karen Glascock, 57, was working in her attic when she fell from a ladder and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Glascock was working as a massage therapist and had been in good shape. But after the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City cracks down on vacation rentals

City staff members are working on a slew of projects to help address the affordable housing crisis in Durango, including increased tracking of illegal vacation rentals, an update to the...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News