Nobody on the Albany City Council liked the steep jump in the price of planned construction on railroad crossings along Water Avenue. But on Wednesday a majority approved funding to pay for the work because there wasn’t any realistic choice.
It has taken a while, but now a faded former apartment house on East First Avenue in Albany has been rebuilt as something completely different. Now it’s the Opera House, a building with century-old lines on the outside and modern, well equipped apartments inside the walls.
Albany city officials have been working with Obie Companies, a Eugene developer, to explore the possibility of building a downtown hotel and related amenities, City Manager Peter Troedsson announced on Monday.