Activating Albany’s Downtown Waterfront


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Recently, the City of Albany, Oregon, carried out a major revitalization of its historic First Avenue and restored much business and activity to its downtown district. However, historic Water Avenue, which was a site for logging mills and industry along the riverfront, remains relatively unused. The primary purpose of this road in relation to downtown is its many parking lots and access to the Dave Clark River Trail. The city desires to bring new life to its old industrial waterfront by incorporating Water Avenue back into the heart of downtown. In addition, the city would like to see Monteith Park, a local gem for summer concerts, reconnected with downtown and allied to the new Historic Carousel attraction that will open across the street from the park. With these goals in mind, students were tasked to provide the city with detailed designs that explored multiple options for the future development of Water Avenue and Monteith Park.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Sustainable City Year Program Contact Info
Megan Banks
Sustainable City Year Program Manager
(541) 346-6395

University Faculty Contact
Rob Ribe
Landscape Architecture

Local Government / Community Contact
Ed Hodney

Parks & Recreation Director

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