In case you’re wondering, the former Cumberland Church in Albany now is scheduled to make its long-awaited move on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
The building will be towed from Santiam Road and Main Street, where it has sat since 1892, to a site prepared for it at Santiam Road and Pine Street, near the Albany skatepark and the Habitat for Humanities Restore.
That quarter mile of Santiam Road will be closed for the occasion, obviously.
On its website, the Cumberland Community Events Center says the move, by Emmert International, should start about 7 a.m. and be done by the afternoon. The best places from which to watch are the Carriage House Plaza parking lot across Santiam, at the start, and later the east end of Hackleman Park.
The moving date has had to be postponed several times for various reasons. The Oct. 12 date was announced on the events center website, and also by City Manager Peter Troedsson in his Friday report to the council.
Background on the building and the events center group, a private nonprofit, is in several stories on this site you can find by putting Cumberland in the search field under the ads on the right. The website of the Cumberland Community Events Center is also worth checking out. (hh)