A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
In case you haven’t had enough yet of this Cox Creek railroad project, here’s more. Today I heard from Aaron Hunt, senior director of public affairs for the Union Pacific in Portland.
A month and a half after the Bird company’s electric scooters arrived in Albany, how is this experiment in “urban mobility” working out?
The former Wells Fargo bank in downtown Albany is to be demolished and the site offered for sale to a developer who would build apartments.
No, lack of headroom won’t be a problem as the Union Pacific builds a massive structure over the Cox Creek Path in Albany.
The way the construction crew has been making progress, the new railroad trestle on Cox Creek in Albany should be spanning the bike and walking path there any day now.
It’s hard to imagine now what the old Oregon Electric Railway depot in Albany will be like once it has been fully restored and Sybaris Bistro has moved in. But Matt Bennett can imagine it very well, and he explained his ideas to me this week.
One of the signs at this construction site caught my eye as I left Bowman Park on a recent bike ride. It pointed me to a section of the Albany Municipal Code I didn’t know existed.