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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 11:30a.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, 
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 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 pm Council Chambers Final draft code amendments
Work Session #3 June 10, 2019 5:15 pm 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 pm Main Library large meeting room Public outreach code concepts commercial and nonresidential
6-7:30 pm Council Chambers
Work Session #4 November 4, 2019 5:15 pm 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 pm Council Chambers Review/discuss work to date

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Term of office: n/a

  • Rich Kellum, City Councilor, Ward 3
  • 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 3 Resident Representative
  • Janet Steele, Business and Industry Representative
  • Dan Watson, Ward 1 Resident Representative
  • Joann Zimmer, Ward 2 Resident Representative

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