Messy monopoly

Last week, we reported about the Durango Fire Protection District’s plans to relocate to the 9-R Admin building at 12th St. and 2nd Ave.

A major part of that plan was the City of Durango portioning off Buckley Park from the 9-R site. That happened Tuesday night, with the City finagling new property lines that expands the park to include the sledding area.

Now, DFPD intends to close on the sale of the 9-R building and begin an intensive planning process on how a fire station (and possibly police station) would work on the busy corner, which has received considerable public pushback.

In addition, the City continues to work to acquire Buckley. That could include swapping the City’s Carnegie Building on E. 2nd Ave. for Buckley, so 9-R can move its employees there, but nothing is official yet, a City spokesman said.

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