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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany ADUs can be mobile homes

Written January 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council gets another chance this week to pass a code change to allow detached “accessory dwelling units” — essentially small second houses –on all single-family residential lots in line with a state mandate.


The case of the vanished Albany street

Written January 4th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Meandering around West Albany on foot, you might come across “Cottage Street.” It says so on the concrete curb. But the street sign says Takena. What’s the story here?


‘Cheese grater’? That project’s off

Written January 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The fabled “cheese grater” on Albany’s First Avenue — a sign of progress in the 1960s and now considered an architectural atrocity — is staying up there, at least for now.


Red tape unwound: The shed can go

Written January 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The shed you see here may be leveled and replaced with a 528-square-foot garage, the Albany Landmarks Advisory Commission voted Wednesday. But it took two public hearings and a month’s delay to reach that conclusion.


Thinking of bike tax on a New Year’s ride

Written January 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Riding along the Oregon coast at the beginning of 2019, the old idea of bike taxation kept turning in my head despite the sunny brilliance of the day.


A memorial to a troubled man

Written December 29th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Dozens of times over the last few months, I’ve ridden the bike past a roadside memorial where the Cox Creek Path comes out on Salem Avenue. Wind and weather have reduced the shrine to a small pile of rubbish, but you can still tell for whom it was put up.


Prolonging Albany demolition controversy

Written December 27th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The proposed demolition of three old Albany houses remains hung up at the state Land Use Board of Appeals because of procedural objections by an opponent.


There’s that *&%#@ bike again!

Written December 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On Facebook the other day, somebody complained that my bike shows up in many of the photos on hh-today. “Unprofessional,” I believe was the word used. To which I say: Tough.


About our alleys: More than a shortcut?

Written December 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A couple of days before Christmas I took a shortcut through a downtown alley. This made me think of one of the forgotten goals of the Central Albany Revitalization Area.


$13 million to prevent sewer overflows

Written December 22nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

For years, the city of Albany has posted pollution warnings near sewer outfalls on the Willamette River when heavy rainstorms overloaded the system. To fix this, the city now expects to spend $13 million borrowed from the state.


 
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