Land use

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San Juan County Planning Commission recommends RV Park

The San Juan County Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a 190-unit RV Park near Purgatory Resort, with a condition the developer work with the Durango Nordic Center to help...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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County mulls replacing blueprints with digital docs for land-use permits

By transitioning to an electronic system to submit land-use applications, the La Plata County planning department expects to save the county about $30,000 each year, as well as potentially hundreds...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Public land support draws crowd to La Plata County Commission meeting

Dozens of residents packed a La Plata County commissioner meeting Tuesday in support of a resolution on public lands the panel was to vote on. Commissioners reaffirmed their support for keeping...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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City may buy open space near Greenmount

The city may buy about 10 acres of land north of Greenmount Cemetery. The Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board voted unanimously to recommend the city spend $440,000 on the property. The...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mancos to Cortez trails plan depends on easements

Several proposed routes for the Paths to Mesa Verde trail were unveiled for public viewing recently during a packed meeting at the Cortez Recreation Center. Trail alternatives extend between...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

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Rep. Scott Tipton vote spurs ire from public land supporters

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and the Republican-held House of Representatives voted Wednesday in favor of a measure that Democrats and conservation groups say will make it easier to transfer federal...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New online platform improves county code access

La Plata County’s regulatory code is now available to the public on the county website. EnCode, an online platform that enables live updates to the code, became fully functional this month. With...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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U.S. overhauls public land-use planning

BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West. The...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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County land-use code rewrite plan laid out

A firm tasked with rewriting La Plata County’s land-use code has laid out a path for the process, including which concerns will be addressed and how the new code will be formatted. Texas-based...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Land-use code rewrite kicks off with tour

Next week, a Texas-based planning and zoning company will visit La Plata County to survey the lay of the land and hold meetings with stakeholders to rewrite the county land-use code. On Wednesday,...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Forest Service to sell Animas Valley land near Trimble

The U.S. Forest Service is set to sell 20 acres of prime undeveloped land in the Animas Valley to pay for a new office complex for the Columbine District in Bayfield. The parcel in question is...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news