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N. Albany zoning flap: What next?

Written August 27th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Jim Winkler says he was disappointed but not surprised when the Albany City Council last week turned down his request to rezone nearly 13 acres of vacant land in North Albany so he could develop an apartment complex that would include commercial services for residents to use.

New hearing date in zoning fight

Written July 5th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

If you thought that a North Albany rezoning request would fade away in the face of strong neighborhood opposition, forget it. At least it hasn’t yet.

What developer envisions in NA

Written May 25th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Jim Winkler would like to show the Albany City Council his concept of what he wants to develop on about 12 acres he owns north of Hickory Street in North Albany. But he says a Portland fire crashed the computer server on which the presentation was stored, so the council at his request on Wednesday continued a […]

NA rezoning? What happens next

Written March 12th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Last week’s Albany Planning Commission hearing on a North Albany zone change ended without resolution because the commission voted to keep the record open for additional testimony. So what happens next?

Goal in NA rezoning bid: Housing

Written February 27th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

A proposed zone change would allow a 12.7-acre tract of woodlands and vacant land in North Albany to be built up for a wide range of uses, but the applicant says he is thinking along the lines of attached housing for seniors and families. 

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