What’s that? Another construction site… – Hasso Hering


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What’s that? Another construction site…

Written December 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

It was still sunny late in the afternoon of Dec. 4 when I snapped this shot of the construction site at 416 Pacific Blvd. S.W.

What are they building there? That’s a question I get now and then, and in the case of 416 Pacific Blvd. S.W. in Albany, the short answer is “a commercial building.”

The Albany Planning Division approved the site plan for the project on Aug. 3. Material  submitted to the planners said the building was intended to house King Office Equipment, a business now situated across the boulevard.

On Nov. 2, Albany builder Bob Mitchell got approval of a city building permit for a “new commercial” structure of a little more than 7,000 square feet. It will sit on a formerly vacant lot measuring more than 27,000 square feet between the highway and the Union Pacific’s main line and the Albany rail yard.

The plans call for a one-story building, 24 feet tall with an ample parking lot containing 25 spaces plus all kinds of landscaping. Don Johnson of Albany is the architect on the project.

Judging by the questions I get, passersby are naturally curious when they see construction taking place or earth being moved. Builders and the owners of sites could do the public a favor by posting signs letting people know what is going on. (hh)

One response to “What’s that? Another construction site…”

  1. DSimpson says:

    The lack of signs on a project like this are “content security” for us readers of your site. Let’s hope the signs stay down!


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