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Edgewater: City waits for final plat

Written July 10th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

In April, developers of Edgewater Village along Albany’s Willamette riverfront were eager to build more homes. So why no construction activity since the streets and utilities were finished in the spring?

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Edgewater update: Moving day

Written February 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Time for an update on Edgewater Village, the new neighborhood on Albany’s riverfront that’s on my favorite bike route. A moving truck attracted my attention Monday.


How to impede traffic flow

Written November 25th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

On Water Avenue, nearly half the street’s width has disappeared so that crossing gates can be installed at this gateway to the Edgewater Village development. Albany drivers may wonder if this is wise.


City-owned site looking for a use

Written November 10th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has yet to decide what if anything to do with a block of vacant land it caused the BNSF railroad to hand over in 2013. But for now a previous benefit of the parcel — overflow parking at the popular Calapooia Brewing Co. restaurant across Water Avenue — has been lost.


Edgewater: City adds a payment

Written April 22nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Let’s check in once again on Edgewater Village. There, the Albany urban renewal program has just increased its investment in the project, and construction is under way on the first two houses along the Dave Clark Path.


Edgewater gets backing to carry on

Written February 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

George Diamond says he’d like to continue building units at Edgewater Village near Albany’s Willamette riverfront. And now he can. The advisory board of CARA, the downtown urban renewal district, Wednesday approved a change in a loan agreement that will allow the developer to obtain millions in private bank financing to continue construction.


Edgewater Village: CARA hesitates

Written January 18th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

George Diamond, the developer of Edgewater Village on the Albany riverfront, would like to step up the pace of construction, but on Wednesday the downtown urban renewal board (CARA) had a lot of questions, qualms and quibbles and seemed reluctant to approve a financing change that he needs to get going.


Edgwater: Ahead of requirements

Written October 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Because it’s on my riverfront bike route, progress at Edgewater Village catches my eye. Now it appears the developers are ahead of the pace required under their latest contract revision with the Central Albany Revitalization Area.


Two CARA projects seek extensions

Written May 17th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Two projects supported by CARA, Albany’s downtown urban renewal district, are asking for additional time to get them done. The city staff is recommending approval of both, and the CARA advisory board will take up the requests when it meets at 5:15 Wednesday afternoon at City Hall.


Edgewater: No apartments after all

Written April 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

It now sounds as though apartments are not in the future after all for Edgewater Village, the private riverside housing development in which Albany’s urban renewal agency invested $2.4 million.


 
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