Albany awarded funding to plan for the future development

January 5, 2021


ALBANY —The Village of Albany announced this week that it received funding from the Athens County Foundation to support the development of a comprehensive plan, which will guide land use as the village pursues development opportunities.

“We’re trying to look forward to the future, instead of just letting things happen,” said Albany Village Council President Neal Reynolds.

According to a press release from the village, the plan will provide a blueprint for the next 20 to 25 years of development in the village.

The release said the top priority of the comprehensive plan is preserving Albany’s “small-town character” while pursuing affordable housing, commercial development, recreation and more.

Albany Mayor Tim Kirkendall said having a plan will better allow the village to achieve development goals.

“You kind of got to have a plan, if you’re going out looking for loans and grants,” Kirkendall said. “When you reach out to lending places and places that give grants, if you’ve got a plan to show them, and they think it’s a good plan, they’re more likely to help you out.”


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