The City of Durango, the Durango Fire Protection District, and the Durango Police Department have launched a new website to provide the public with up-to-date information regarding the ongoing River City Hall Project, including the first public meeting on Nov. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7p.m. at the Power House Science Center .
In July the fire district entered a year-long memorandum of understanding with the city to explore the potential of rebuilding the city’s River City Hall property as the fire district’s downtown facility. The police department is also interested in a new facility and is taking part in discussions regarding what is, and what is not, feasible for the site.
As the three partners work toward their goal of having modern and purpose-built emergency facilities, the website will serve as a way for residents to view discussions and plans that will happen in the coming year.
The police department and the fire district have been seeking new facilities for several years. During the past six years the fire district identified more than 30 potential spaces in and around downtown, none of which proved suitable for moving forward. In 2015 the police department conducted a master facility plan, in which the contractor helping with the plan noted the department was dealing with a sever lack of space to properly perform its duties.