Hot Topics

Welcome to Hot Topics! This page is dedicated to current issues that the community has a high degree of interest. Click on one of the links below to find additional background information and updates.

Downtown Fire Station Project

Durango Fire Protection District and the City of Durango sign a Memorandum of Understanding regarding River City Hall property negotiations for the new downtown fire station. To read the Memorandum click here. More information about the project can be found on the Durango Fire Protection District website

What is the future vision for Downtown Durango?

Downtown Durango’s Main Avenue has experienced a variety of changes over time, especially this past year. Downtown’s Next Step is reinvigorating community conversations regarding the future look and feel of downtown, specifically along Main Avenue between 5th and 14th streets. In response to these conversations, the City of Durango is seeking community input to shape a renewed vision for thriving, inclusive and accessible downtown spaces. 

Fire District buys 9R building

The Durango Fire Protection District has purchased a 3.298-acre piece of property at 201 E 12th St. from Durango School District 9R. This property contains the 9R administration building and the Durango Big Picture High School. Learn more.

Buckley Park

Buckley Park has historically been an important greenspace in downtown Durango. The city currently has the park under lease from Durango School District 9R through April 2023. In recognition of 9R's pending sale of the administration building adjacent to Buckley, the city is in negotiations with 9R to purchase the park in order to permanently preserve it. Learn more.

Budget and Financial Transparency Portal

The city has partnered with OpenGov to provide the community and stakeholders a Financial Transparency Portal bringing visibility, openness and accountability to operations. Citizens have the ability to view, filter and analyze revenue, expenses and balance sheet financial data as it is updated in real time. View Budget and access the portal at

COVID-19 information

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2021 Strategic Plan

The City of Durango is undergoing an extensive process to develop and implement a strategic plan in early 2021. Please visit for updates!