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Appeals board faults city on ‘Calapooia Court’

Written May 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Since 2018 Mark and Tina Siegner of Albany have tried to develop housing where three historic but dilapidated houses stood at the northeast corner of Calapooia Street and Fourth Avenue. Now the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has found procedural faults with the city council’s latest approval of their project and once again sent […]


Calapooia Court not yet in the clear

Written July 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Calapooia Court, the plan for two buildings in Albany’s Monteith Historic District, has cleared one hurdle but is not yet approved for construction.


Council approves ‘Calapooia Court,’ 5-1

Written June 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It took nearly three hours for another public hearing Wednesday night, but in the end the Albany City Council voted 5-1 to approve a project for the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street, where three dilapidated old houses were demolished a year ago.


Landmarks denial appealed to Albany council

Written June 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany City Council will once again be asked to decide what happens on the corner lot of Fourth and Calapooia where it authorized the demolition of three historic but dilapidated houses last year.


Plans for ‘Calapooia Court’: A closer look

Written May 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany architect Bill Ryals has provided a set of drawings (below) to illustrate what Calapoooia Court, a proposed development at the edge of the city’s Monteith Historic District, would look like.


Staff wants less height in 2 new buildings

Written May 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany planning staff has recommended eight conditions, including a reduction in height, for approval of two new three-story buildings in the Monteith Historic District.


 
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