Housing and urban planning

Successful fundraiser to house homeless woman inspires campaign

Durango photographer Kyla Jenkinson raised enough money in three days on GoFundMe to house her homeless friend for three months. She launched the online campaign the day before Christmas Eve –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos holds first public input sessions on land use code

Mancos staff and consultants this week held the first of many public input sessions on the town’s upcoming land use code update. Mancos’ land use code, which governs the types of structures that...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may allow homeowners to add accessory apartments in new neighborhoods

The city of Durango could allow homeowners to add rental apartments on their properties in Crestview, Riverview, Hillcrest and other areas this summer. Allowing more homeowners to build an...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Public input sought at West Durango meeting

La Plata County Planning Commission and staff members will seek public input during a meeting about the West Durango District Plan from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the La Plata County Community...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second phase of Lumien Apartments approved

Construction could start on 36 units of new, affordable housing near 32nd Street this summer. Durango City Council unanimously approved the second phase of the Lumien Apartments this week. “I am...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos planning and zoning commission prepares for fresh start

As part of its reorganization of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the town of Mancos is accepting applications for new commissioners. Earlier this month, the Town Board voted to reduce the size...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District shakes up leadership

The Mancos Creative District plans to change its leadership this spring by hiring a single director to replace its two current co-directors. Sarah Syverson and Carol Mehesy have shared leadership ...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield finishing comprehensive plan

By 2050, Bayfield is projected to have an increased population of residents 65 and older, along with a growth in millennials aged 25 to 44. As home prices continue to skyrocket in Durango, that...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs affordable housing units

Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved new affordable housing proposed near 32nd Street. It is the second phase of an affordable housing project that is funded by tax credits. “It meets a...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning Commission recommends denial of subdivision near Florida Road

The Durango Planning Commission recommended Durango City Council deny a small subdivision proposed on Jameson Drive west of Florida Road during a Monday night hearing. Residents raised concerns...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango imagines a more welcoming corridor along Camino del Rio and north Main Avenue

The city’s long-term vision to transform the Camino del Rio and north Main Avenue corridor into walkable, welcoming areas has, so far, been met with positive reactions, city officials say. The...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A revitalized north Main Avenue and Camino del Rio a step closer to reality

The city envisions Camino del Rio being an extension of downtown and north Main Avenue transforming into small neighborhoods in its quest to make both high-traffic areas more walkable and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News