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The Albany Development Code was written many years ago and has evolved over time. It governs how land is developed and used in Albany, addressing how and where uses are allowed, how they will look, and how they might affect neighboring properties. The code affects every property in Albany.

The Albany Development Code Amendments Task Force is a group appointed by the Albany City Council to take a new look at the code. Albany residents at large along with individuals who work in land use, building design and construction, and land development, are being asked to review the code and recommend improvements, focusing on: 

  • Procedures that create clear and objective, and discretionary review options; 
  • Building and site design standards;
  • Standards for buffers and transitions between uses; 
  • Parking requirements, especially for multi-family development;
  • Land division standards and procedures; and
  • Impacts to housing options.

The project will build upon earlier community planning efforts, such as the Great Neighborhoods project, and will influence the design of new buildings and development sites for many years to come. It will affect how development applications are reviewed and should give developers more certainty and flexibility than the current code provides.

Meeting Schedule

 DateTimeLocationGeneral Topic
Meeting #1 September 13, 2018 Noon Council Chambers Kick-off and two track review system
Meeting #2 October 17, 2018 Noon Fire Station 11,
Ralston Room
Two track review system and multi-family standards
Meeting #3 November 15, 2018 Noon Fire Station 11,
Ralston Room
Review initial concepts 
City Council /
Planning Commission
Joint Work Session
November 19, 2018 5:15p.m. Council Chambers Review / discuss work to date
Meeting #4 December 13, 2018 Noon 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, 
Ralston Room
 
Open House #1 February 25, 2019 4:30p.m. Council Chambers  
Work Session #2 March 11, 2019 5:15p.m. Council Chambers  
Meeting #7 April 17, 2019 Noon Fire Station 11, Ralston Room  
Open House #2 May 16, 2019 4:30p.m. TBD  
Meeting #8 &
Work Session #3
June 10, 2019 5:15p.m. Council Chambers  

Members

  • Chris Equinoa, Community Development Commission Representative
  • Rich Kellum, City Councilor, Ward III
  • John Pascone, Business and Industry Representative
  • Cordell Post, Planning Commission Representative
  • Larry Preston, Skilled Trades Representative
  • Dave Reece, Developer Representative
  • Candace Ribera, Developer Representative
  • Bill Ryals, Developer Representative
  • Wayne Scheler, Ward III Resident Representative
  • Janet Steele, Business and Industry Representative
  • Dan Watson, Ward I Resident Representative
  • Joann Zimmer, Ward II Resident Representative
Term of office

n/a

City Staff Liaison

David Martineau  
541-917-7561
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Meeting Materials

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DateAgendaHandoutsApproved MinutesAudio
November 15, 2018 PDF (1848KB) PDF (2MB)  MP3 audio 
October 17, 2018 PDF (1500KB) PDF (2MB) PDF (0MB) MP3 audio 
September 13, 2018 PDF (122KB) PDF (214KB) PDF (120KB) MP3 audio 
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