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Albany downtown: The riverfront next?

Written October 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

So what comes next for CARA, the central Albany urban renewal district? Mayor Sharon Konopa has an idea, and she mentioned it Saturday at the completion ceremony of the city’s two-year downtown streetscape project.


Dressing up downtown streets

Written November 16th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Like this section of Second Avenue, Albany’s downtown streets look a little drab, especially in the fading light of a rainy November afternoon. But maybe not for long.


Downtown streets: So far it’s talk

Written December 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany hopes to dress up several blocks of downtown streets in order to encourage business, but the plans are still in the talking stage and may change when there’s more information about the cost, which could run into the millions.


 
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