HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

4th and Calapooia: Another step in this saga

Written April 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you’re like me, you look forward to the day when the property at this Albany street corner will drop out of the local news. But that day is some time off.


And now, a site plan at 4th and Calapooia

Written January 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street in Albany has been in the news for years, but not lately. So how about an update?


Appeals board faults city on ‘Calapooia Court’

Written May 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Since 2018 Mark and Tina Siegner of Albany have tried to develop housing where three historic but dilapidated houses stood at the northeast corner of Calapooia Street and Fourth Avenue. Now the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has found procedural faults with the city council’s latest approval of their project and once again sent […]


Landmarks denial appealed to Albany council

Written June 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany City Council will once again be asked to decide what happens on the corner lot of Fourth and Calapooia where it authorized the demolition of three historic but dilapidated houses last year.


Plans for ‘Calapooia Court’: A closer look

Written May 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany architect Bill Ryals has provided a set of drawings (below) to illustrate what Calapoooia Court, a proposed development at the edge of the city’s Monteith Historic District, would look like.


Demolition stayed pending appeal

Written January 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

As far as the Albany City Council was concerned, demolition could start any time now on three decrepit old houses at Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street. But an appeal against the council’s decision is pending, and the Land Use Board of Appeal this week stayed the city’s demolition permits.


Date set for demolition hearing

Written September 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The request for permission to demolish three old houses at Fourth and Calapooia, a contentious issue, will come up for a public hearing before the Albany City Council on Oct. 10.


 
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