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New Year’s Eve on the Dave Clark Path

Written December 31st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

New Year’s Eve on the Dave Clark Path along Albany’s riverfront: No crowds and nothing going on, so a fine time to ride the bike before the onset of rain.

As you can see, the path runs right in back of several single homes and two-story townhouses under construction at the Edgewater Village subdivision.

People living in these townhouses will have a fine view of the Willamette River from their balconies on the second floor, especially in winter when the trees on the bank are bare, as now. Even in summer, though, the residents should be able to look over or past most of the trees that are there now.

Baldwin Construction is building the units to complete the 60-home development. Just from looking at the progress made in the last few months, it sure looks as though the project will be complete in 2020.

For people walking on the path or riding their bikes, it will be a new experience to have residents looking at them from above. Not exactly a big deal, though, is it?

Anyway: From the Clark Riverfront Path on the last day of 2019: Happy new year! (hh)

 





9 responses to “New Year’s Eve on the Dave Clark Path”

  1. George Pugh says:

    And a happy new year to you, Mr. Hering. Thank you for all that you that you have given us this year. It is my wish that you find something of interest to post each day of 2020.

    God bless you.

  2. Hasso Hering says:

    Thanks, George. I’ll try to keep it going.

  3. Kim Sass says:

    All our best to you and your family in 2020. We look forward to your creative insights every week. You help make us a community. Thank you!

  4. HowlingCicada says:

    “””For people walking on the path or riding their bikes, it will be a new experience to have residents looking at them from above. Not exactly a big deal, though, is it?”””

    In Santa Barbara, one of my favorite little spots to ride past looked a bit like this. On the north side of the path were the backs (I guess) of townhouses, with the perfect barrier to separate public from private. To the south was a row of trees, the highway, and the beach. If you’re curious, the link will take you there. On Street View, you can see the wall-fence-hedge from Cabrillo Blvd.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4175538,-119.666288,274m/data=!3m1!1e3

    As Kim says about community, absolutely! Because of Hasso, I know Albany better in many ways than my home of Corvallis.

  5. Patricia Eich says:

    Happy New Year. The best to you as you continue on your informative and insightful travels through our community.

  6. Liz VanLeeuwen says:

    Talk of missing an editor. H.H., how I miss you in that spot.
    Best wishes, Liz VanLeeuwen

  7. Lundy says:

    Hasso, happy new year. I appreciate your reporting and commentary — unlike some readers, even on those occasions when we disagree.

  8. Karen Barnett says:

    I wish we could have a nice restaurant along the river. It would be nice to have someplace we could go eat and watch the water go by.

  9. Bill Kapaun says:

    “For people walking on the path or riding their bikes, it will be a new experience to have residents looking at them from above. Not exactly a big deal, though, is it?”

    It may be useful to report “suspicious” activity.

 

 
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