Durango, CO: The city has initiated a private-public partnership to develop workforce housing near the intersection of Florida Road and County Road 250 and will host a virtual public meeting May 15 at 5 p.m. to discuss potential amendments to the city’s land-use plans needed to move forward on the project.
City staff have initiated the proposed changes based on a desire to develop City-owned land with residential uses, a majority of which will be offered as deed-restricted workforce housing. Most impacted properties are owned by the City.
“While a development proposal is not yet under formal review, the proposed future land use map changes will set the stage for a project that includes a minimum of half the residential units as deed or rent restricted workforce housing,” said City Planner Dan Armentano.
The amendments would modify the Comprehensive Plan’s future land use designations for an area of about 8 acres immediately south of the Florida Road and County Road 250 intersection. The changes will update existing future land uses from medium density to either high density, mixed-use, or conservation open space. Properties with even numbered addresses along Florida Road from 1480 through 1540 are impacted by the updates.
This meeting is the first of no fewer than three opportunities for the public to comment on the changes. Public hearings are also required before the Planning Commission and City Council. The May 15 meeting is for information purposes only; no decisions about the project will be made.
The meeting schedule:
• May 15 – public information meeting.
• May 22 – Planning Commission hearing.
• June 20 – City Council hearing.
Additional information regarding these changes will be available on the City’s website at www.durangogov.org/currentprojects.
The meeting link will is: https://durangogov.zoom.us/j/86913588459
Questions or comments about the proposal can be emailed to Dan Armentano
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