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New housing development comes to the Animas Valley – The Durango Herald

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West Dalton Ranch adds single-family lot north of Durango

West Dalton is one of two new developments in Animas Valley. The buyer expects him to move into the newly built home by 2024. (Tyler Brown/Durango Herald)

Land for sale in a new residential subdivision near Trimble Crossing in Animas Valley, north of Durango.

The 51 unit development is located at 373 County Road 252 (Trimble Lane).

The land use permit for the land was submitted six months ago, according to the La Plata County Planning Department. The West Dalton Ranch housing development offers lots between $260,000 and $385,000. Parcel sizes range from 0.210 to 0.363 acres.

According to North Star and Wells Group real estate agent Tiare Flora, the development is designed to meet growing demand for single-family sites in the Dalton Ranch area.

“There are very few single-family home lots in Animas Valley, especially with services such as water taps, sewer taps, and paved roads,” she said.

Flora predicts that anyone who buys a lot will be able to build and move in in 2024.

Flora said Durango has returned to a solid real estate market. She said she takes people to visit her three or her four homes again, where they weren’t before.

“If the listing price is too high, you may be able to go back and negotiate with the seller again. You’ll see the price come down as the market itself adjusts,” she said.

Flora said the market has changed in the last six months. Previously she had 10-15 buyers, now he has 2-5. But there’s a difference between looking for a home in Durango and looking for a home in the surrounding countryside in La Plata County.

“Towns are always more competitive than rural communities in general,” she said. “Unless someone has something they really want, like a riverfront property. “

Animas Valley has limited housing inventory, while other areas around Durango aren’t as competitive these days, Flora said.

Flora said as of Wednesday, there were no homes actively listed in the Dalton or Trimble Crossing neighborhoods and there are currently two pending homes.

Kurt Carter, the owner of Durango Hot Springs, also owns the land on which West Dalton is built, according to La Plata County records.

Flora said the West Dalton lot has nothing to do with hot springs.

However, this is not the only lot under construction in the area. Located diagonally across the street, residents can see what appears to be a storage unit, and according to La Plata County records, a company named Gallegos LLC purchased the land.

“At this time, we are not aware of any future proposals. Currently, the property owners under the LLC are being divided into three parcels,” said Dan, senior planner for La Plata County Community Development. Murphy said.

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