A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Hickory Hollow, a N. Albany first

Written February 28th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The Hickory Hollow apartment complex is the first of its kind in North Albany.

The first apartment complex to be built in North Albany will be ready for tenants this summer. That’s the word from Charles Weathers of Salem, the developer of the four buildings with 12 units each.

Someone interested in living there asked me about it recently. This week I got in touch with Weathers via email.

“While things are moving along nicely, I can’t yet put a completion date on the record,” he replied. “My goal is to have it wrapped by end of July, but that will depend on continued on-schedule work from subs and suppliers, a cooperating forecast, and timely approval of code compliance and final occupancy from the City.”

Prospective tenants will have to hold their horses for a few more weeks. Weathers says he plans to select a property management company before the end of April and then will begin “pre-leasing” shortly after that.

The complex, “Hickory Hollow” because it’s off Hickory Street, was opposed by residents of the single-family residences in the vicinity. But the zoning of the property allowed for the project as proposed even though, except for the big Bonaventure retirement home nearby, the area has been built up with single-family houses.

While this is the first apartment project built in North Albany, a larger one had been proposed on the east side of the North Albany Village shopping center. The city last year rejected a rezoning request for that site of nearly 13 acres, but it’s already zoned to allow up to 380 apartments. At last report the owner, Jim Winkler of Portland, was still considering what to propose next. (hh)

The Hickory Hollow complex sits north of houses fronting on Hickory Street.




11 responses to “Hickory Hollow, a N. Albany first”

  1. Grace Peterson says:

    If this keeps up, we’re going to need another bridge.

    • Anissa says:

      We need a new bridge already :/ It’s SO CROWDED whenever I want to go somewhere from the early afternoon to well past rush hour.

  2. Mary Brock says:

    You apparently didn’t find out what the rent will be on those apartments. Probably not known yet.

  3. Dan says:

    About time they built some of these damn ant farms on that side of the river. Damn city has just flooded the rest of Albany with them. And we opposed them also, but the city just denied us and moved on with their push to get 50k in population before 2010.

  4. Sandi Foster says:

    Stack and pack is what it is called. It is in conformity with AGENDA 21/30/50. North Albany is becoming South Albany with hills. Poor Albany. Money wins EVERYTIME whether it is 5G towers radiating the high school kids at West and South or the rush to Smart Meters that are being removed in MANY cities now because of the health consequences.

    • Thomas Aaron says:

      That’s a rather large helping of FUD you’ve got there. Best watch out for those chemtrails while you’re at it.

    • Brad says:

      5G is lower power than 3G and 4G, meaning it’s less likely to beam the cancer rays at you, even if there will be more towers for 5G service. Smart meters are also very low power. Building living units for humans is not an agenda, it just makes rent a bit cheaper. You worry too much.

    • Mike says:

      Apparently people who can’t afford or own homes should have no where to live? Apartments serve a purpose, not everyone can buy a house.

  5. jslo says:

    Thanks Hasso!

  6. Gothic Albany says:

    This is a sad side effect of people creating too many people.

  7. Stephanie says:

    People that contribute to population growth are mad that a growing population needs a place to live.


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