As part of the big home improvement center it is building in Albany, the Lowe’s company is extending the Periwinkle Bike Path all along the eastern boundary of its site. When it’s done, the path will dead-end on Ninth Avenue. And that brings me to a wild idea.
There was the usual assembly of local officials and company representatives to mark the start of construction Monday of Lowe’s Albany home improvement and garden center, and the company man I talked to was confident the builders would beat the Dec. 31 deadline to finish the job.
It looks like things are about to get going on the Albany site where Lowe’s plans to build a 125,000-square-foot home improvement and garden center. The city of Albany’s building permit for the project has been ready since Friday and on Tuesday was still waiting for a company representative to pick it up.
Even though there are no signs of this on the ground, or because of this, Albany Councilman Floyd Collins wants the public to know that plans for the Lowe’s home improvement store at Ninth and Oak are back on track.
On Facebook and elsewhere, the questions keep popping up: Is the Lowe’s company going ahead with its long-pending plans to build a home improvement center at Ninth Avenue and Oak Street in Albany? And if so, when? The answers may be only days away.