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Quick sale: Council likes Lepman proposal

Written October 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Well, that was quick — the sale, that is, of the former Wells Fargo Bank property in downtown Albany.


The pace of demolition: Keeping track

Written March 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In case you’re keeping track, this is how far the demolition of the former bank building at First and Broadalbin in downtown Albany had progressed by Friday afternoon.


Demolition meeting ends on a sour note

Written November 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Monday’s meeting of the Albany Revitalization Agency was called to award a demolition contract for the former Wells Fargo branch downtown. It ended on a sour note when the chair, Councilwoman Bessie Johnson, formally accused member Dick Olsen of violating the secrecy of an executive session.


For now, city’s stuck with an empty bank

Written April 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Revitalization Agency, also known as the city council, met Monday to hear about the collapse of the plan to have Gerding Builders redevelop the former downtown branch of the Wells Fargo Bank. Council members thanked Gerding for its efforts but offered no ideas on what to do next.


A new look at planned downtown project

Written September 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Gerding Builders expects to follow through on its plan to turn the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany into a commercial and residential complex. That was the gist of part of Wednesday’s session of the downtown renewal advisory board.


City wants more proposals on vacant bank

Written April 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have received a couple of competing proposals for what to do with the former Wells Fargo Bank downtown, and they are looking for more.


 
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