It seems that, for the time being at least, the buildings at 118-120 Washington have been reprieved.
Please, take a few moments to thank those who played a role in this important decision:
- members of the Board of Zoning Appeals;
- staff of the City of Albany's Planning Department;
- your colleagues, friends and neighbors who may be members of the Fort Orange Club; and last but not least
- Mayor Jennings.
Unfortunately, many other buildings in our neighborhoods are still in danger of careless destruction because they don't have the most basic protections afforded by local historic district designation, or the safety net of statutes or practices that may arise from a Comprehensive Plan.
I hope we will all remain vigilant, and continue to advocate for sound, sustainable policies that protect our neighborhoods and contribute to a more liveable city.
Thank you for all you do!