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Council clears way for houses’ demolition

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.


Findings back demolition of three houses

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.


State faults Albany council on old houses

Written April 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

What happens now, now that LUBA has faulted the Albany City Council for how it decided to allow the planned demolition of three old houses? The main upshot seems to be that the houses, at Fourth and Calapooia, are not likely to be demolished any time soon.


Prolonging Albany demolition controversy

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.


Council allows demolition after 90 days

Written October 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A dozen people told the Albany City Council Wednesday they want three old houses in the Monteith Historic District restored rather than demolished. Now they have three months to try to make that happen.


Old houses: Council takes the case

Written September 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Unhappy with a city committee’s rejection of a request to raze three dilapidated old houses in the Monteith Historic District, the Albany City Council voted Wednesday to review the case without the applicants having to file — and pay for — an appeal.


Why these old houses can’t be saved

Written August 31st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Members of the Albany Landmarks Advisory Commission owe it to themselves to tour three derelict houses at Calapooia Street and Fourth Avenue before they decide on their owners’ request to demolish the structures.


3 near-ruins have new owners

Written February 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Three derelict houses in Albany’s Monteith Historic District, declared unsafe to be lived in a few months ago, have new owners who are weighing whether to fix them up or replace them with something new.


 
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