Downtown Activation


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The City of Albany partnered with the Planning, Public Policy, and Management Department through the Sustainable City Year Program to help the city generate ideas for ac va ng the Water Street corridor and to consider its connec ons
to the downtown historic core through analysis and research of catalyst sites. This document summarizes the methodology, ndings, and recommenda ons. These include: an entertainment complex, targe ng the need for ac vity in
the area; a historical walk, addressing the changing iden ty of the district; a parkway, addressing the need for connec vity in the site; an innova on district, diversifying the economy in the area; and a food hub, genera ng needed commercial synergy.

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
Robert Parker
Planning, Public Policy and Management

Local Government / Community Contact
Bob Richardson

Planning Manager

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