Written November 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering
Three contractors from the Portland area submitted bids to demolish the former downtown Albany branch of the Wells Fargo Bank at 300 W. First Ave. The bids, opened Nov. 15, ranged from about $239,000 to nearly $385,000.
Written July 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering
It was 10 years ago, in August 2010, that the Oberto company pulled out of Albany and closed its meat snack factory and store on Pacific Boulevard at 30th Avenue. Now the former store and deli has been demolished.
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.
Written June 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
Homebuilders Tina and Mark Siegner are free to file for a demolition permit on three old houses they own in the Monteith Historic District following an Albany City Council decision Wednesday night.
Written June 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
Three old houses in Albany’s Monteith Historic District, condemned by the city and boarded up, are too far gone to be economically restored and should be allowed to be razed. Essentially that’s the conclusion of 18 pages of “findings” the city council is expected to adopt when it meets on Wednesday.
Written December 27th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
The proposed demolition of three old Albany houses remains hung up at the state Land Use Board of Appeals because of procedural objections by an opponent.
Written October 7th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Albany Planning Manager Bob Richardson has recommended that the city council allow the razing of three old houses in the Monteith Historic District on the condition that the demolition be put off at least 90 days in case someone wants to move the structures.