Albany has a riverfront. It's just that there's not much there. And it's hard to get to what is there.
In attempt to address both those issues the city of Albany is working on a Corning Preserve Master Plan that could serve as a map for improving riverfront amenities and access. And on Tuesday (January 28) there are two public "open houses" at city hall for people to get a look at what's being proposed:
noon-1 pm: lunchtime open house with illustrated displays
4:30 pm-6:30 pm open house with displays, presentations, and opportunities for Q&A
If you're interested in this topic, but can't make the presentations -- or just want to review ahead of time -- there are docs and images related to the master plan posted online (first link above, at the bottom).
Among the ideas proposed in the draft plan: a multi-purpose boathouse with waterfront dining, and "grand staircase" access to the river.
image: Albany 2030
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