Albany’s urban renewal agency will try to buy a downtown property. They don’t want the public to know which one, but it sounds like the building and parking lot of the former Wells Fargo branch on First Avenue.
The list of Oregon places I have never seen is long. It got two items shorter on Wednesday because I got to canoe on the Wood River (that’s one) and visited a sparsely used state park southeast of Crater Lake.
If you read Monday’s story behind the 25,000-gallon tank being installed at the new Oak Grove School in North Albany, you may have briefly wondered why the excavation for it was many times bigger than the tank.
The sight of a mammoth tank at the Oak Grove School construction site in North Albany made me wonder what it’s for. I got the answer, but I’m still amazed at the varied and apparently ancient geology revealed by a huge excavation on the site.
So what comes next for CARA, the central Albany urban renewal district? Mayor Sharon Konopa has an idea, and she mentioned it Saturday at the completion ceremony of the city’s two-year downtown streetscape project.