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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.


NA rezoning: Innovation? Forget it

Written August 9th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It would be convenient to live in apartments with commercial services readily available on the ground floor, but Albany zoning apparently doesn’t allow it. That’s why developer Jim Winkler asked to rezone nearly 13 vacant acres in North Albany, but almost all the neighbors are against it, and the city council Wednesday failed to approve […]


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 zone change runs into opposition

Written March 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

A rezoning request to allow medium- and high-density housing near the North Albany Village commercial center is not exactly popular with at least some nearby residents, judging by the turnout at a public hearing before the Albany Planning Commission Monday night.


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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