Choosing the Perfect Location

Steps to finding your perfect location: 

1. Decide what type of location is best for your type of business. Read this article for some insight on choosing between home-based, retail, mobile, commercial or industrial.

2. Find out what zones allow for your specific type of business. Check out the City of Durango's allowed uses and zoning map (PDF) and matrix or call 970-375-4850.

3. Start Searching for available space. Some local commercial search engines include: La Plata County Economic Development Alliance Commercial Property Search

Historic Downtown Durango Commerical Property Search

4. Once you find the perfect property there is a lot to consider before signing the lease or going under contract. Amongst your other research, be sure to contact the City of Durango's Planning Division to determine if your type of business is allowed at this location, if there are parking requirements and if there are any required public improvements.

Contact the Planning Division:
City of Durango Planning Division Website
Email the Planning Division

Other resources:

Ten Questions to Ask Before You Sign a Lease
Different types of Commercial Leases