Edgewater: City adds a payment

At Edgewater Village on March 28, excavating for the first two houses backing up to the Dave Clark Path.

Let's check in once again on Edgewater Village. There, the Albany urban renewal program has just increased its investment in the project, and construction is under way on the first two houses along the Dave Clark Path. Continue reading

CARA backs new downtown B&B

Lots of landscaping work has been going on at the historic Dawson House at Broadalbin and Eighth Avenue.

Downtown Albany will once again offer bed-and-breakfast accommodations in one of the big historic houses downtown, and the CARA urban renewal district has decided to help. Continue reading

Eagles offer to sell city their lodge

The window-less front and Water Avenue side of the Eagles Building at 127 Broadalbin Street N.W.

Albany's urban renewal agency has received word of an offer by the Albany Eagles to sell the city their lodge, a property shown in a city plan as a key site to provide more downtown parking. Continue reading

Gun bill’s effect: Nobody knows

The Capitol looks pretty no matter what goes on inside.

It would be nice if Oregon legislators insisted on getting some facts instead of voting based on assumptions and emotions, as the Senate Judiciary Committee did on the gun-confiscation bill it passed, 3-2, on Tuesday. Continue reading

Students tackle bike path study

The Periwinkle Bikepath near Queen Avenue. More than 40 years ago, OSU students had a hand in bringing it about.

It was in 1973 that that a group of seniors at Oregon State University had an assignment of designing bikeways for the city of Albany, and the Periwinkle Bikepath was the result. Now another group of students, from the University of Oregon this time, has taken on a similar challenge. It may be too much to expect a similar result. Continue reading

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