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What should be done with Albany's vacant buildings?

WRGB Staff

ALBANY -- The Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations will be hosting a panel discussion Wednesday night.

The group is looking to figure out the best ways to deal with vacant buildings in the city.

The meeting, titled "Best Outcomes for Vacant Buildings" will begin at 6:30 P.M.

It is being held at the main branch of the library at 165 Washington Avenue.

Louise McNeilly from the Affordable Housing Partnership will be moderating the discussion.

Albany's commissioner of development and planning Michael Yevoli, the Capital District Habitat for Humanity executive director Mike Jacobson, County Executive Dan McCoy and County Legislature Majority Leader Frank Commisso will be panelists.

City officals say that there are over 800 vacant buildings in Albany.