Monthly Archive: July 2015

What Happens Next?

The Public Review Draft of the Albany General Plan will be released on November 24, 2015. A Draft Environmental Impact Report will be released concurrently. Dates for City Council Study Sessions, Planning and Zoning Commission hearings, and City Council hearings will be announced following the release date. Paper copies of the Draft documents will be …

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City Council to “Preview” New General Plan on July 20

The Albany City Council will receive a briefing on the 2035 General Plan at their regular meeting on July 20, 2015. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and may comment on the item. The Council will receive a short presentation on the status of the project and the schedule for its completion.   The …

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Planning and Zoning Commission Holds 20th and final Study Session on General Plan

On June 24, 2015, the Planning and Zoning Commission convened their 20th and final Study Session on the Albany General Plan. The Study Session included a review of a “Compendium of Goals, Policies, and Actions,” including all of the goals, policies, and actions in the Draft General Plan except Housing, which had been reviewed previously. …

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New Waterfront Policies Published for Discussion

On February 20, 2015, the City released “working draft” goals, policies, and actions for the new Waterfront Element of the General Plan. The Waterfront Element is a new section of the Plan, designed to lay out the City’s policies for the lands west of Interstate 80.   The Element provides guidance on the transformation of the …

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2015-2023 Housing Element Certified by State

The City has received notice from the State Department of Housing and Community Development that its 2015-2023 Housing Element is fully compliant with State law. The compliance letter was received on February 19, 2015, just two weeks after the City submitted the Element for State review. City staff had worked closely with State reviewers prior …

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