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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.

Upcoming Meetings

There are no upcoming meetings scheduled for this group.

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For a full history of past public meetings, see the ADC Amendments Project page

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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

City Staff Liaison

David Martineau  
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October 21, 2020   
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