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St. Francis comes up at city meeting

Written October 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The former St. Francis Hotel, a downtown landmark for more than a century, was mentioned twice at last week’s meeting of the Albany Revitalization Agency. That’s the city council when it acts as the agency governing CARA, the Central Albany Revitalization Area.


Riverfront redesign project gets green light

Written October 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A team of consultants led by Walker Macy, a Portland firm, now has the approval of Albany’s urban renewal agency to gather public opinion and then make plans for redeveloping the city’s Willamette Riverfront.


Next on the riverfront: Hiring consultants

Written July 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany is getting ready to pick a firm of consultants to design a remake of the city’s Willamette riverfront from Washington Street in the west to Main Street in the east.


Albany launches downtown parking study

Written February 10th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council thinks the city would benefit from a downtown parking study, and it has commissioned one at a contracted cost of no more than $42,803.


CARA buys former Wells Fargo branch

Written February 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Last October, the Albany City Council authorized the city staff to negotiate to buy the former Wells Fargo Bank branch at First Avenue and Broadalbin Street. On Friday, the city closed on the purchase for $1.5 million.


City streetscape job: The latest on cost

Written May 20th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

In case you want to keep track, the anticipated cost of Albany’s downtown streetscape project has topped $10 million. But it’s still under budget, according to the latest update.


Edgewater: City adds a payment

Written April 22nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Let’s check in once again on Edgewater Village. There, the Albany urban renewal program has just increased its investment in the project, and construction is under way on the first two houses along the Dave Clark Path.


 
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