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Planning board OKs riverside apartments

Written July 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The site plan for The Banks, a 105-unit housing complex on the Willamette River near Bowman Park, cleared the Albany Planning Commission on Monday night.


Plan for apartments will have public hearing

Written June 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

While the Albany city planning staff has approved the site plan for The Banks, a 105-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River east of Bowman Park, it’s the planning commission that will decide the case after a public hearing.


Albany ADUs can be mobile homes

Written January 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council gets another chance this week to pass a code change to allow detached “accessory dwelling units” — essentially small second houses –on all single-family residential lots in line with a state mandate.


As for ‘livability,’ it doesn’t count

Written March 6th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

New Albany subdivisions have to meet six criteria in order to be approved. But there is no mention of preventing crowding, or congestion at rush hour, or saving wildlife, or anything else that comes under the admittedly vague concept of preserving livability.


GAPS plans new bus garage

Written February 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Leaders of the Greater Albany Public Schools have been planning for a bigger depot to park and maintain the district’s buses. Now the project is up for the city’s and the public’s review.


NA apartment plan clears hurdle

Written July 10th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The neighbors may not like it, but the Albany Planning Commission on Monday approved the site plan for Hickory Hollow, a 48-unit apartment complex behind five single-family houses facing Hickory Street.


Neighbors appeal NA apartments

Written July 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Building apartments in North Albany is tougher than the zoning makes it appear, as shown by an appeal against the first such project the city staff has approved.


 
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