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The Albany Development Code governs how land is developed and used in Albany. The code addresses how and where different types of uses are allowed, what development should look like, and how development may affect neighboring properties. It affects every property in the city of Albany. Much of the code was written many years ago and has been modified over time as Albany has changed. The resulting code is complicated and can be confusing.

The City did an audit of the Development Code in 2017. The audit included interviews with the development community, the Planning Commission, and the City Council, and resulted in a list of priority projects to update the code that were approved for funding beginning in July 2018.

The City has partnered with Angelo Planning Group, Portland, to complete this effort.

Focus Areas

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

September 2018 - June 2019

  • Review process
  • Multi-family housing
  • Infill standards
  • Other housing types

July 2019 - June 2020

  • Commercial development
  • Other non-residential development

July 2020 - June 2021

  • Land divisions
    • Non-conforming development
Review proposed Phase I & II code amendments

When complete, the updated code should:

Provide more certainty for developers
Bring quicker decisions
Increase flexibility
Be consistent with State requirements
Better reflect current community goals and values
Open up development of affordable housing

Stay Informed

ADC Amendments Task Force

The ADC Amendments Task Force is guiding the update project. The task force is made up of Albany residents as well as individuals who work in land use, building design and construction, and land development. The task force will make code amendment recommendations to the Planning Commission and, ultimately, the City Council. Task force meetings are open to the public.

To learn more about the task force, view meeting materials, or listen to audio recordings of meetings, click:

Learn more about the ADC Amendments Task Force

Online Open House

You can follow along with the task force as they consider different development issues. We’ll update the page as the project progresses and provide opportunities for your input through online surveys.

Online Open House

Mailing List

Would you like to be notified when updates are made, surveys are available, or other opportunities to be involved?

Meeting History

 DateTimeLocationGeneral Topic
Meeting #1 September 13, 2018 Noon Council Chambers Kick-off and two track review system
Meeting #2 October 17, 2018 Noon Fire Station 11,
Ralston Room
Two track review system and multi-family standards
Meeting #3 November 15, 2018 Noon Fire Station 11,
Ralston Room
Review initial concepts 
City Council /
Planning Commission
Joint Work Session
November 19, 2018 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers Review / discuss work to date
Meeting #4 December 13, 2018 11:30 a.m. Council Chambers Finalize initial concepts on which to develop code language
Meeting #5 January 16, 2019 Noon Fire Station 11, Ralston Room Review initial concepts for infill and other housing types
Meeting #6 February 13, 2019 Noon Fire Station 11, 
Ralston Room
 
Open House #1 February 25, 2019 4:30 p.m. Council Chambers  
Work Session #2 March 11, 2019 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers  
Meeting #7 May 15, 2019 Noon Fire Station 11, Ralston Room Draft code amendments for two-track system, multi-family, infill standards
Meeting #8 June 10, 2019 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers Final draft code amendments
Work Session #3 June 10, 2019 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers Joint Council/Planning Commission/Task Force meeting to Review/discuss work to date
Meeting #9 July 17, 2019 Noon Fire Station 11, Ralston Room Phase 2 kick-off, issues identification for commercial and nonresidential
Meeting #10 August 21, 2019 Noon Fire Station 11, Ralston Room Review initial code concepts
Meeting #11 September 18, 2019 Noon Fire Station 11, Ralston Room Finalize draft code concepts commercial and nonresidential
Open House #2 October 22, 2019 3-4:30 p.m. Main Library large meeting room Public outreach code concepts commercial and nonresidential
6-7:30 p.m. Council Chambers
Work Session #4 November 4, 2019 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers Review/discuss work to date
Meeting #12 December 11, 2019 Noon Fire Station 11, Ralston Room Preliminary draft code amendments for commercial and nonresidential
Work Session #5 January 13, 2020 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers Review/discuss work to date
Meeting #13 October 21, 2020 Noon-1:30 p.m. Virtual Phase 3 kick-off, issues of nonconforming situations

If you have further questions about this project, please contact:

David Martineau
Project Manager
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541-917-7561

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