Albany -- More development is underway in one of the busiest areas of Albany, Nottingham Way near Ledo Road.
Huge trees were being knocked down by bulldozers, as construction of Walden Place gets started. The nine acres will be cleared, to begin work on a 14 thousand square foot strip mall retail development.
Real estate agent Mary Carter says six or seven businesses are in the process of leasing space in the Center, and more growth is anticipated. Already one of the busiest roads in Albany, Carter says this development will continue the frantic commercial growth. Carter said "oh yes, it does. Once you start putting more restaurants and retailers there, that attracts more. They all like to be right around each other."
In the future Carter says a motel and four or five upscale restaurants and a large anchor store are expected to move into the Walden Place development.
Current traffic counts say more than 24 thousand cars a day travel by that intersection, and this development promises to increase that traffic.