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900-foot ADUs: Albany amends its code

Written October 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The long Albany council dispute over accessory dwelling units hit another milestone with the adoption of code amendments that make it official: These secondary units on single-family lots can be up to 900 square feet if they meet other requirements.


Albany mayor ends ADU fight with council

Written August 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Two years after it began in July 2018, the accessory-dwelling dispute between Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa and four city council members ended this afternoon when the mayor gave in.


Guess what: ADUs on Albany agenda again

Written February 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Whether it wants to or not, the Albany City Council will once again have to confront the issue of accessory dwelling units or ADUs. That’s because the city is being threatened with legal action over the outdated ADU language in its development code.


ADU dispute: Is size really that crucial?

Written January 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With Iran launching missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq, it seems ridiculous to write about “accessory dwelling units” or ADUs in Albany, but this website is mostly about local stuff, so what are you gonna do?


 
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