Once again last week, the bike took me on the trail between the Willamette River and The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction near Bowman Park in Albany. Then, over the weekend, I noticed that the Salem-based developers have opened a website that shows the floor plans of different units and what they will […]
As expected, the Albany Community Development Department has approved an increase in the number of proposed apartments at “The Banks,” a planned housing complex on the Willamette River across Geary Street from Bowman Park.
The legislature wants Albany and other Oregon cities to allow more housing, and different kinds of housing, to be built in the space available, which makes sense. But instead of easing up on Oregon’s insanely convoluted land-use laws, it has added new complications with House Bill 2001.
Since housing seems to be on everybody’s mind, it may be worth noting that in 2018 Albany approved plans for 300 apartments, most recently 96 units in the Santiam Neighborhood between Waverly Drive and Davidson Street.