The Planning and Zoning Commission was supposed to consider making a recommendation to the Albany council on whether to approve a package of agreements related to the proposal. The project consists of a 55,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market north of Monroe Street and 175 units of senior housing south of Monroe.
Albany Community Development Director Jeff Bond said it is rare for an item to be pulled so late, adding, "In their defense in this case, it's a pretty unusual situation."
Because of the late notice, several people still showed up at the meeting prepared to testify. A dozen people took time to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting, with all but one opposing the project and supporting the farmers.