Last updated 3:13AM ET
December 15, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
203 Unit Iron Horse Inn Redevelopment Approved, Again
(2008-04-16)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: After years of planning and a couple of false starts, redevelopment of land now occupied by the Iron Horse Inn has won final approval.
But construction of North Animas Village is still months, if not longer, away.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: By a 4-1 vote, city councilors approved the final plan for North Animas Village.
The 203 unit condo development is proposed to replace the 35-year old Iron Horse Inn, which itself at one point in recent past was proposed to be redeveloped into condominiums.
Those plans have since been scrapped.
Iron Horse will be levelled and replaced with what's morphed into something co-developer Karen Langhart calls a pedestrian friendly village concept.
LANGHART: PARKING IS INVISIBLE, PEOPLE, WE HOPE, WILL MINGLE IN THE PLAZA AREA, CROSS OVER TO THE PARK THAT WE PROVIDED, A SEVEN ACRE PARK, TIED TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND THE RIVER TRAIL. WE THINK IT SHOULD REALLY BE A FUN PLACE TO LIVE.
Langhart says they'd like to start construction this fall, but that's highly dependant on the local housing market and economy.
She says they want to create a project that arrives in Durango at the right time.
City Councilor Renee Parsons has consistently voted against the project and cast the lone dissenting vote last night.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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