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Townhomes planned for Three Springs, but how much will they cost?

Timberline Builders could break ground on 23 new attainably priced townhouses as soon as next summer in Three Springs. But as prices rise, it’s unclear what attainable pricing may look like a year...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango drafts affordable housing plan

The city’s recently released draft Durango Housing Plan lays out strategies to encourage construction and to address the increasingly unaffordable housing market. The city of Durango is aiming to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New ownership transforming Days End into Motel Durango

New ownership has brought a new look and new name to an older motel on north Main Avenue. Garth Schultheis and James Coleman, Purgatory Resort owner, bought Days End in May. Since then, Schultheis...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Three Springs townhomes win early nod of approval

A plan for more townhomes in Three Springs received early approval Monday from the Durango Planning Commission. Without much discussion, the board unanimously approved a subdivision for 23...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers changes to vacation rental regulations

Vacation rentals could be blocked from opening in certain residential areas and in areas slated for redevelopment to help protect housing. The potential change to vacation rental regulations was...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permanent homeless camp idea in Durango faces management hurdle

Finding an organization to oversee a permanent homeless camp in Durango has proved challenging, city staff told the Durango City Council Tuesday. Thus far, nonprofits focused on serving homeless...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

HomesFund seeks to increase affordable houses in La Plata County

To help address the housing shortage, the HomesFund is offering loans to developers that propose to build affordable homes. The local nonprofit has about $350,000 to lend to developers to pay for...

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

Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

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

Three Springs growing, but not immune to industry struggles

The 15 townhomes on Pioneer Avenue in Three Springs sold before the units were finished this year. It’s a fairly common trend in the subdivision on the eastern edge of Durango that’s expected to...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango fire chief asks city, county for new impact fees

Impact fees can help pay for new fire stations and vehicles, but they would likely increase housing costs in an already high-cost real estate market “It is a very tough discussion to have in the...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhomes at old Boker Lumber site may move forward

The Boker Lumber site on College Drive could see an end to an ever-evolving stream of proposals and controversy later this year. Townhome construction on the site is likely to start after the...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council to vote on how marijuana shop buffer zones are measured

Durango City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to change how mandatory buffer zones are measured for marijuana businesses – a change city planning staff opposes but was supported by the Durango...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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