n response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Durango and Business Improvement District (BID) created the Bump-Out program to encourage outdoor dining and business activity in downtown Durango. This temporary program allows businesses along Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue to use parking spaces and adjacent parts of the right-of-way for outdoor seating, conducting transactions, and displaying merchandise. The program is intended to support economic recovery while reducing the spread of COVID-19. BID and City staff made upgrades to this year’s program to improve safety, design and functionality of the bump-outs. The first phase of bump-outs will be installed on Monday, March 15 and are set to come down on November 1, 2021.
To improve safety and traffic flow, Main Avenue was re-striped into one lane for traffic in each direction along with a center turn lane prior to installing the bump-outs. Parking is free downtown on weeknights after 5:00 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. Download a parking map here.
To learn more about the Bump-Out program, grants and application process, please contact Alex Rugoff at Alex.Rugoff@DurangoGov.org or (970) 375-4855. For more details about outdoor commerce areas and the Business Improvement District, contact Tim Walsworth at (970) 749-1157.
The permit application and outdoor liquor license can be found below.
The city and BID are partnering on a new grant program to support business investment in bump-outs. Businesses may receive matching grants of up to $3,000 for costs of construction, materials, ADA improvements, landscaping and other enhancements. Application below.