Thursday, June 26, 2008

Overflow Crowd at BZA Hearing!

Opposition strongly outweighed support for the Fort Orange Club's plans to raze two historic buildings on Washington Avenue. Links to coverage in the media are pasted below.

If you were unable to attend the hearing last night, you can still make your voice heard:

Times Union:
Fort Orange sticks to plan At Albany zoning meeting, club reiterates need for controversial expansion
ALBANY -- The city's Board of Zoning and Appeals meeting room overflowed Wednesday night as Fort Orange Club officials reiterated their reasoning for an expansion plan that once again drew opposition.

WNYT, Channel 13:
Fate of historic buildings up in the air
A proposal for the Fort Orange Club to expand has sparked passionate opposition. The private club wants to tear down two structures to create more parking. But many residents and neighborhood groups are fighting to save the buildings...

Fox 23 News:
Historic Building's Future Uncertain
Dozens turned out for Wednesday night's Albany Board of Zoning Appeals meeting. All Albany residents who, after hearing the Fort Orange Club's plan to expand, had something to say.

CBS 6 Albany:
No Decision on Fort Orange Demolition

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