The scope of Albany’s planned waterfront redevelopment remains unsettled after the advisory board of the city’s urban renewal district, CARA, this week could not agree on the details and a decision was put off.
Architect Bill Ryals’ concept of the restored St. Francis Hotel with a roof-top restaurant and diagonal parking on Ferry Street.Renovating the former St. Francis Hotel in downtown Albany would cost $10-11 million, and when it’s done it would be worth $4-5 million. This means that for the project to go ahead, the CARA urban renewal […]
Here we’re looking at the west end of Albany’s Water Avenue, shrouded in wildfire smoke on Saturday afternoon. Now try to imagine this as a “plaza street” where traffic can be blocked for street fairs, the farmers’ market, or other public events. This — the plaza street idea — may survive as the only part […]
The outlook for the redevelopment of the city-owned former Wells Fargo branch downtown looks uncertain now, but the city council has given the would-be developer three more months to see if the project is financially feasible.
The biggest residential development on Albany’s Willamette riverfront is rapidly nearing completion. I see the progress at Edgewater Village every time I ride past on the Dave Clark Path, which happens several times a week.