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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
00342 2, 2A, & 2 Rear Colvin Avenue, and 1057 & 1061 Washington Avenue Stewart's Shops Major Development Plan Review, Conditional Use Permit Review, and Demolition Review to allow the demolition of four (4) structures totaling +/-10,133 square feet and the construction of a +/-3,975 square foot convenience store and vehicle fueling station.
00049 900 Central Ave Somerset Associates, LP, 900 Central LLC Interpretation for proposed use for a donation/collection center for blood and blood products, in a district that permits "personal business service," "hospital," and/or a "retail, residential, and commercial use." Conditional Use Permit and Major Development Plan Review - Change of use of +/-11,000 square feet of retail space to light manufacturing (blood plasma center).
P00340 115 South Pearl Street Ahmad Seraj Certificate of Appropriateness request to install an internally illuminated channel letter sign measuring 24 square feet in size.
00337 299 South Allen Street 196 Washington Ave., LLC Substitution of a previous non-conforming commercial use to a mixed-use residential and commercial space.
NC001 36 Judson Street Hon. Jahmel K. Robinson, Ward 5 Common Council Member Nuisance Complaint against the current business operating out of the ground-floor storefront at 36 Judson Street.
00313 883 Broadway Chris Maddalone Major Development Plan Review - Conversion of a +/-40,000 square foot office building into 25 residential dwelling units and +/-8,000 square feet of commercial space.
00330 17 New Scotland Avenue BBL Construction Services, LLC Conditional Use Permit - Occupation of +/-8,772 square feet for indoor recreation/entertainment (gym).
ZMA 0004 180 Sheridan Avenue Christopher Spencer, Chief Planning Official Zoning Map Amendment- Amendment to the Zoning Map changing the zoning classification of the subject property from R-T (Townhouse) to MU-CU (Mixed-Use, Community Urban).
ZTA 0012 Christopher Spencer, Chief Planning Official Zoning Text Amendment - Amendment to the Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO) to change parking lots from an accessory to a conditional use in the MU-CU district, along with the addition of corresponding use-specific standards.
00333 186 First Street Albany County Land Bank Corporation Demolition of a +/-2,562 square foot residential structure.
00334 123 Second Street Albany County Land Bank Corporation Demolition of a +/-1,266 residential structure.
00335 111 Third Avenue Albany County Land Bank Corporation Demolition of a +/-1,760 square foot residential structure.
ZMA 0006 1144 Western Avenue Councilmember Thomas Hoey & Michael Paparian Zoning Map Amendment amending the zoning classification of the subject property from R-M (Multifamily) to MU-NC (Mixed-Use Neighborhood Center).
APL 0003 (Formerly A0003) Somerset Associates, LP; 900 Central Avenue, LLC; Central Colvin Administrative Appeal - Administrative Appeal of a determination made by the Chief Planning Official that the described usage (blood plasma collection facility) does not fall within any of the existing use classifications in the Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO). The Appellant argues that a blood plasma collection facility should be classified as an “Office” use.
00065 745 Broadway Broadway 915 LLC Major Development Plan Review - Removal of +/- 67 existing automobile parking spaces and the construction of +/- 100,983 square foot, six-story structure with 82 dwelling units and two commercial units totaling approx. 7,000 square feet. Area Variance - Area Variance to allow for a front setback of +/- 206 feet on Jackson Street, where the maximum permitted setback in a MU-CU zoning district is 10 feet.

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