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      Historical home and Dunkin Donuts changes approved at preservation meeting

      The historic preservation commission held a meeting Wednesday morning to approve the application for relocation of a historical house. / Rheya Spigner


      The historic preservation commission held a meeting Wednesday morning to approve the application for relocation of a historical house.

      The 1935 wood frame cottage will move from 507 Residence Avenue to 418 Residence Avenue instead of being demolished.

      The house will be relocated in order to clear land for the Albany Housing Authority on the 500 block of Residence Avenue to start the transformation plan of fixed income housing.

      The building is valued at $13,200 and the land is valued at $7,800 according to the 2014 tax value.

      Total rehabilitation for the house in order to have residential use includes; roof replacement, wiring and circuit breakers, back porch, exterior doors, HVAC, hot water heater, cabinetry, lighting, bathroom fixtures, paint and flooring.

      The is the second house moved to the 400 block of Residence Avenue. The other house moved from Monroe Street.

      Request for signage and an outdoor Dunkin Donuts on 309 Oglethorpe Avenue was also approved.

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