Land use

First ‘memo’ has been sent for land-use code rewrite

La Plata County has sent out the first of several “memos” intended to guide the rewrite of the county’s land-use code after a failed first draft released this past winter was met with intense...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents resistant to zoning, protecting scenic corridors in land-use plan

IGNACIO – The land-use code was the primary topic at the La Plata County commissioners’ “on the road” meeting Monday night in Ignacio. Revisions to the code are basically on hold as the county’s 12...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may OK tiny home community

A growing movement to save money and simplify life may become more reality than movement if a former La Plata County commissioner’s proposal to create a community of tiny homes earns favor with the...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County may update district plans before land-use code

La Plata County officials appear to be in agreement about holding off the adoption of a new land-use code until district plans, which allow individual communities to set a vision for future growth...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Planning Commission endorses development on 700 acres east of Durango

A proposal to reclassify 700 acres between Durango and Bayfield to a designation that would allow a large-scale residential and commercial development was approved 4-1 Thursday by the La Plata...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to discuss process for revising land-use code, district plans

La Plata County officials will meet next week to figure out how to move forward with revisions to the land-use code. On Wednesday, La Plata County commissioners and the La Plata County Planning...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park prefers removal of ‘trespass horses’

Mesa Verde National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to remove free-roaming horses and cattle from the park’s interior. Currently, about 80 “trespass horses” and 12 feral cattle roam the...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Oil and gas drilling could ramp up in Southwest Colorado

The door has opened wider for oil and gas development in Southwest Colorado under the Trump administration. And the time frame for public comment and protest periods is expected to be shortened. A...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Planning Commission postpones vote on proposal for high-density listing

La Plata County planning commissioners unanimously decided Thursday night to postpone a vote on whether to reclassify nearly 50 acres south of Durango to allow high-density mixed-use development....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango starts planning for Ewing Mesa

Ewing Mesa could be home to a music venue, trails, campsites and other attractions, in addition to the planned multiuse events center. The city will host its first public meeting dedicated to...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County lays out process for re-writing draft land-use codes

After the fallout from the first release of La Plata County’s draft land-use codes, and the ensuing demand for a serious re-write, county planners are making sure to take the process slow and...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos prepares to update land-use code

This month, the town of Mancos plans to begin the long process of updating its land-use code, for the first time in about 20 years. On Tuesday, Town Administrator Heather Alvarez announced the town...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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