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All development projects proposed in Albany must comply with the City's Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO). The USDO, in coordination with the Albany 2030 Comprehensive Plan, includes zoning code updates and a streamlined, user-friendly process that aims to secure successful (re)development in the City.
Case Files Address Applicant Description Case Agendassort ascending
ZMA 0002 151 & 153 Grand St Christopher Spencer, Chief Planning Official USDO Map Amendment: Zoning Map classification change of the affected properties from MU-FS (Mixed-Use Form-Based South End) to LC (Land Conservation).
00205 183-189 Elm St 100 N 5, LLC (Paul Bonacquisti) Major Development Plan Review / HRC Concept Review for three, 3-story townhouse with a total of nine units on contiguous lots.
ZTA 0003 Hon. Richard Conti, Hon. Cathy Fahey USDO Text Amendment: Conditional Use Permit for new construction of townhouse dwelling having three dwelling units in the R-T (Townhouse) zoning district and qualify the minimum standards to allow such construction.
A 0001 122 Jefferson St James D. Linnan USDO Administrative Appeal: Determination that a parking lot is a not a legally non-conforming use.
A 0002 372 New Scotland Ave Hon. Judy Doesschate USDO Administrative Appeal: Decisions and interpretations relating to zoning, nonconforming status, permitted uses and signage.
00241 12 Sheridan Ave 3JB Properties, LLC Certificate of Appropriateness request to install an aluminum channel letter sign between the second and third floor with an external light bar.
00239 115 S Pearl St Inayatullah Seraj Certificate of Appropriateness request to install new storefront windows in existing non-original window openings, replace the existing non-original entry door and install two new sash windows on the side elevation.
00229 43 Columbia St Redburn Development Partners, LLC Major Development Review to convert an existing parking garage and to construct an approx. 7,335-sqft addition in order to accommodate 27 units.
00236 296 Sheridan Ave Albany County Land Bank Corp Demolition Review of approx. 2,126-sqft structure.
00238 563 New Scotland Ave Jankow Companies Demolition Review and Development Plan Review for construction of a five-story, approx. 155,372-sqft, mixed-use structure, four-story, multifamily structures having 55,264-sqft and 42,932-sqft, respectively, and a two-story, approx. 21,154-sqft multifamily structure. A total of 13,515 of commercial / retail floor area and 188 units are proposed. Seven existing structures at the site will be demolished.
00217 1 Steuben Pl Redburn Development Partners, LLC Major Development Plan Review for conversion of approx. 81,800-sqft of commercial floor area to accommodate 59 dwelling units.
00218 76 N Pearl St Redburn Development Partners, LLC Development Plan Review for conversion of approx. 76,500-sqft commercial floor area to accommodate 63 dwelling units.
00183 135 Academy Rd Albany Academy Development Planning Review for construction of approx. 21,000-sqft gymnasium.
00228 100 Philip St Michael Gilhooly & Chris Hacker Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a second floor addition to an existing one-story corner structure. Conditional Use Permit for conversion and expansion of an existing non-residential structure for use as a approx. 2,775-sqft townhouse.
00175 151 Henry Johnson Blvd Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless Area Variance for the installation of a telecommunications antenna.