Aimlessly wandering around central Albany, as I did on New Year’s Day, you come across an interesting sight now and then. Today’s example: the storefront in the two-story brick building at 212 First Ave. S.E.
Albany city officials want more building and business downtown. To that end they’re launching a review of the city development code, hoping to get rid of regulations that needlessly stymie developers and builders.
If you are not a member of the advisory board of the Central Albany Revitalization Area, be glad. The board faces a very tricky choice next week. If it attempts to support the city’s police and fire building projects with a big enough sum to make a difference — say $5 million or so — it would essentially gut […]