The Albany Development Code governs how land is developed and used in Albany. The code addresses how and where different types of uses are allowed, what development should look like, and how development may affect neighboring properties. It affects every property in the city of Albany. Much of the code was written many years ago and has been modified over time as Albany has changed. The resulting code is complicated and can be confusing.
The City did an audit of the Development Code in 2017. The audit included interviews with the development community, the Planning Commission, and the City Council, and resulted in a list of priority projects to update the code that were approved for funding beginning in July 2018.
The City has partnered with Angelo Planning Group, Portland, to complete this effort.
September 2018 - June 2019
July 2019 - June 2020
July 2020 - June 2021
|Review proposed Phase I & II code amendments|
When complete, the updated code should:
ADC Amendments Task Force
The ADC Amendments Task Force is guiding the update project. The task force is made up of Albany residents as well as individuals who work in land use, building design and construction, and land development. The task force will make code amendment recommendations to the Planning Commission and, ultimately, the City Council. Task force meetings are open to the public.
To learn more about the task force, view meeting materials, or listen to audio recordings of meetings, click:
Online Open House
You can follow along with the task force as they consider different development issues. We’ll update the page as the project progresses and provide opportunities for your input through online surveys.
Would you like to be notified when updates are made, surveys are available, or other opportunities to be involved?
|Meeting #1||September 13, 2018||Noon||Council Chambers||Kick-off and two track review system|
|Meeting #2||October 17, 2018||Noon||Fire Station 11,
|Two track review system and multi-family standards|
|Meeting #3||November 15, 2018||Noon||Fire Station 11,
|Review initial concepts|
|City Council /
Joint Work Session
|November 19, 2018||5:15 p.m.||Council Chambers||Review / discuss work to date|
|Meeting #4||December 13, 2018||11:30 a.m.||Council Chambers||Finalize initial concepts on which to develop code language|
|Meeting #5||January 16, 2019||Noon||Fire Station 11, Ralston Room||Review initial concepts for infill and other housing types|
|Meeting #6||February 13, 2019||Noon||Fire Station 11,
|Open House #1||February 25, 2019||4:30 p.m.||Council Chambers|
|Work Session #2||March 11, 2019||5:15 p.m.||Council Chambers|
|Meeting #7||May 15, 2019||Noon||Fire Station 11, Ralston Room||Draft code amendments for two-track system, multi-family, infill standards|
|Meeting #8||June 10, 2019||4:00 p.m.||Council Chambers||Final draft code amendments|
|Work Session #3||June 10, 2019||5:15 p.m.||Council Chambers||Joint Council/Planning Commission/Task Force meeting to Review/discuss work to date|
|Meeting #9||July 17, 2019||Noon||Fire Station 11, Ralston Room||Phase 2 kick-off, issues identification for commercial and nonresidential|
|Meeting #10||August 21, 2019||Noon||Fire Station 11, Ralston Room||Review initial code concepts|
|Meeting #11||September 18, 2019||Noon||Fire Station 11, Ralston Room||Finalize draft code concepts commercial and nonresidential|
|Open House #2||October 22, 2019||3-4:30 p.m.||Main Library large meeting room||Public outreach code concepts commercial and nonresidential|
|6-7:30 p.m.||Council Chambers|
|Work Session #4||November 4, 2019||5:15 p.m.||Council Chambers||Review/discuss work to date|
|Meeting #12||December 11, 2019||Noon||Fire Station 11, Ralston Room||Preliminary draft code amendments for commercial and nonresidential|
|Work Session #5||January 13, 2020||5:15 p.m.||Council Chambers||Review/discuss work to date|
|Meeting #13||October 21, 2020||Noon-1:30 p.m.||Virtual||Phase 3 kick-off, issues of nonconforming situations|
If you have further questions about this project, please contact: