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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Council to discuss Durango Crossings at upcoming meeting

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Durango, CO:  Council will meet and discuss on Tuesday preliminary plans for the 149-unit workforce housing project known as the Durango Crossing Partnership, including annexation, initial zoning, and the partnership’s conceptual design.

At the study session council will:

  • Hear operational updates from city staff on various projects, including:
    1. Community Development: 1,458 residential housing units in the pipeline for 2023, invested over $750,000 in community projects through various grants, and finalized updates to the city’s Fair Share Program.
    2. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Cultural intelligence webinars on gender expression and implicit bias offered to staff, draft made of Indigenous Land Acknowledgement.
    3. Transportation: will review highlights from 2023, including ridership being up 23% and the launching of the DuranGO! Microtransit app.
    4. Public Works: Provide an update on recent achievements in January including 26 potholes repaired and 42 street signs repaired.
    5. Airport: Discuss records broken in 2023, and provide an update on the terminal expansion project
    6. Parks and Recreation: Update 2023 parks highlights including the demonstration trails built at Durango Mesa Park, the completion of the parks departments facilities inventory and future needs assessment, and the 49.2-acre donation of open space just north of Oxbow Park.
    7. Public Safety: review crime statistics from 2023 that show property crimes are down 16%, while violent crime is up 39%.
    8. Library: Review 2023 stats that show Library attendance is up 32%, and over 10,000 books were added to the library’s collection.
    9. Sustainability Division: Will review upcoming shifts in statewide recycling, discuss Household Hazardous Waste events scheduled for fall 2024, and update council on the Energy Performance Contract passed in 2023.
    10. Community Engagement: Update on the third-party public communication website the city is building to house its Connect and Engage Durango effort. 
       

 At the regular meeting council will:

  • Receive updates from staff on motorized versus non-motorized use at Lake Nightorse, the status on the Lake Nighthorse potential pipeline, and an overview of the city’s recycling efforts.
  • Receivce and update from Visit Durango on its sustainable tourism marketing programs.
  • The annexation of County Roads 250/251, including costs for each side.
  • Hold a public hearing and discuss the possible annexation, conceptual plan, and initial zoning for the Durango Crossings partnership. Durango Crossing is a proposed housing development located between 1480 and 1540 Florida Rd. The city is working on partnering with a developer to 149 units of workforce housing, with a minimum of 50% of units deed-restricted as workforce housing for individuals making 70-120% of the Area Media Income.

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