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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
P00377 39 Columbia Street Albany Center Gallery Certificate of Appropriateness to paint a mural on the side, east elevation.
P00378 199 Lark Street Zhechao 'Ron' Xiong Certificate of Appropriateness to carry out an exterior renovation on a vacant building and construct a rear one-story addition.
00372 1415 Washington Avenue Evan Podob, 1415 Washington Property, LLC Area Variance, Conditional Use Permit Review, Demolition Review, Major Certificate of Appropriateness, Major Development Plan Review - Demolition of a +/-66,237 square foot hotel and the construction of a +/-414,580 square foot student dormitory with 240 dwelling units and a parking garage with +/-207 automobile parking spaces.
00374 53 Pinewood Avenue Michael Smith Area Variance to permit the construction of a five-foot tall fence with more than 60 percent opacity in a front yard, where only up to a four-foot tall fence with a maximum 60 percent opacity is permitted.
P00365 105 South Lake Avenue Joseph Matzner Certificate of Appropriateness to remove the existing masonry entry porch and construct a new wood entry porch with an enlarged footprint.
P00373 33 Garden Alley Keith Lavit & Michael Zitolo Certificate of Appropriateness to replace three non-original sash windows and alter the size of two openings on the front elevation and install a new sash window on the side elevation.
P00364 179 Elk Street Nii N & Naa O Nortley Certificate of Appropriateness to replace seven non-original divided lite vinyl sash windows with 1-over-1 vinyl sash windows.
P00363 725 Madison Avenue Woman's Club of Albany Certificate of Appropriateness to restore the existing front porch and construct an ADA compliant ramp.
00361 62 Dana Avenue RJS RE Holdings, LLC Conversion of a two-family townhouse to a three-family townhouse.
00266 1020 Madison Ave The College of Saint Rose Area Variance (375-4(I)(5)(a)(i)) to allow the installation of an additional 7 square foot wall sign, where one already exists, when the maximum permitted amount of wall signage in a MU-NE zoning district for a property with one frontage is one wall sign. Conditional Use Permit / Demolition Review to occupy an existing approx. 4,370-sqft structure and proposed approx. 980-sqft addition as a higher education institution. Three existing accessory structures at the site totaling approx. 1,500-sqft are proposed to be demolished.
00356 161 Washington Avenue Extension #208 AJ Signs Area Variance - Installation of a 100 square foot wall sign, when the maximum permitted amount of wall signage is 32 square feet.
00358 536 Central Avenue Stewart's Shops Area Variance (§375-4(G)(4)(e)(i)) to allow +/- 46% transparency on Manning Boulevard and 0% transparency on Central Avenue where 50% is required.
00345 244 State Street Man Realty LLC 2022 (DPR 0145) Major Development Plan Review Application - Conversion of a +/-44,916 square foot office building into 61 dwelling units and a +/-490 square foot café (restaurant). 2021 (DPR 0093) Major Development Plan Review Application - Conversion of a +/-44,916 square foot office building into 61 dwelling units and a +/-538 square foot café (restaurant).
00359 11 Anderson Drive Jeff Abele, R Abele Realty Major Development Plan Review- Removal of +/-0.74 acres of trees and vegetation and the installation of a +/-0.74-acre outdoor heavy vehicle storage area.
ZMA 0007 10,15,33,37,45 Krank Street; 1,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,15 Scott Street; 2,4,8,10,12,16.5,17,18,20,22,24,32 Leonard Street; 76,84,86,88,90 Second Avenue Corey Jones, South End Development Zoning Map Amendment - Amendment to the Zoning Map to amend the zoning classification of the subject properties from R-T (Townhouse) and MU-NE (Mixed-Use, Neighborhood Edge) to MU-CI (Mixed-Use, Campus/Institutional).