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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.


Landmarks denial appealed to Albany council

Written June 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany City Council will once again be asked to decide what happens on the corner lot of Fourth and Calapooia where it authorized the demolition of three historic but dilapidated houses last year.


Plans for ‘Calapooia Court’: A closer look

Written May 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany architect Bill Ryals has provided a set of drawings (below) to illustrate what Calapoooia Court, a proposed development at the edge of the city’s Monteith Historic District, would look like.


Landmarks dispute: It’s not over yet

Written May 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Through occasional static, electronic echoes and screeching feedback, the Albany Landmarks Commission Wednesday heard arguments for and against plans for two buildings at Fourth and Calapooia, in the downtown commercial zone of the Monteith Historic District.


Staff wants less height in 2 new buildings

Written May 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany planning staff has recommended eight conditions, including a reduction in height, for approval of two new three-story buildings in the Monteith Historic District.


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.


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.


 
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