Written February 8th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
Albany’s Landmarks Advisory Commission needs clarification on this question: When does a garage associated with an historic house qualify as being historic too, so that a demolition permit is required before it can be replaced with a larger one?
Written December 20th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
The owners of Heritage Mall have asked the city of Albany to approve their plan to subdivide the acreage and break the mall property into five separate lots.
Written December 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
There’s something noteworthy about the many windows in Albany’s downtown Carnegie library: Most of them didn’t work, but because of a project funded by private money, now they do.
Written December 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Home building in Albany has slowed a little this year just as the Oregon legislature is trying to encourage more housing to be built. And the legislative pressure for more may increase next year.
Written August 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
When things get slow, go to the beach and check on the level of the ocean. That’s my motto. One of them, anyway.
Written August 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Oregon is preparing to impose tolls on two freeway segments in Portland as a way to reduce congestion. From the standpoint of people in the Willamette Valley who occasionally have to drive to the Portland airport, let’s hope the tolls won’t make congestion worse.
Written June 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
What can I say? Leaving Albany briefly behind, I took to the wilds of Upper Klamath Lake with my son Dave. And I can report that the canoe trail there provides an experience that is hard to beat.
Written June 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
With too much time on my hands, I scanned the revised Albany sign code that city officials and their consultants have been laboring for months to produce. Hard as I looked, I could find no mention of the latest in business promotions: robot sign wavers like the one above.
Written April 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Edgewater Village, the subdivision on Albany’s formerly industrial riverfront, is making arrangements to step up the pace of home construction after the Albany urban renewal board approved a change in its loan agreement with the developers.
Written March 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Here’s what I was talking about a few days ago, when I was singing the blues about trucks on the interstate passing each other and taking their sweet time about getting back in the right lane.