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Request: Angled parking on one block of Fourth

Written September 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The last we heard about a plan to build eight apartments on Fourth Avenue at Calapooia Street was in May, when the Land Use Board of Appeals ruled in an appeal to block the project. Now the builders are back with a request to make this one block of Fourth one-way west, with angled parking […]


Appeals board faults city on ‘Calapooia Court’

Written May 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Since 2018 Mark and Tina Siegner of Albany have tried to develop housing where three historic but dilapidated houses stood at the northeast corner of Calapooia Street and Fourth Avenue. Now the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has found procedural faults with the city council’s latest approval of their project and once again sent […]


Albany’s ADU flap: It’s not over yet

Written November 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s struggles over the size of permitted “accessory dwelling units” or ADUs appeared to have ended last month, but not so fast. Now the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals may get involved.


Council approves ‘Calapooia Court,’ 5-1

Written June 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It took nearly three hours for another public hearing Wednesday night, but in the end the Albany City Council voted 5-1 to approve a project for the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street, where three dilapidated old houses were demolished a year ago.


Demolition stayed pending appeal

Written January 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

As far as the Albany City Council was concerned, demolition could start any time now on three decrepit old houses at Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street. But an appeal against the council’s decision is pending, and the Land Use Board of Appeal this week stayed the city’s demolition permits.


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.


Albany’s demolition decision appealed

Written November 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Pretty much at the last minute, an appeal has been filed against the Albany City Council’s decision to allow the demolition of three dilapidated old houses in the Monteith Historic District.


 
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