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Demolition: A question about Albany’s code

Written February 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As reported at the time, a city contractor tore down David Furry’s 891-square-foot house at 610 Sherman St. on Jan. 27. Since then I’ve tried to find out more about it, and I still have a question.


Demolition: Consider the city’s process

Written January 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

David Furry, 60, says he’s now homeless after the city of Albany demolished his house at 610 Sherman St. S.E. on Monday. After watching this for a bit, I have some questions about the process that led to the demolition being ordered and carried out.


Another house closed as unsafe

Written April 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

One of my regular bike routes takes me around the corner of First and Columbus in east Albany. This week a house there had been boarded up “by order of the Albany Police Department,” according to the stencils on the plywood sheets covering the windows. Kristopher Schendel, the code compliance officer in the police department, […]


 
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