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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A project on vacant corner: 16 townhouses

Written November 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s city planning division has just approved a site plan for a set of 16 “townhome-style multifamily units” on the south side of town. The plans are a departure from the single-family development pattern that dominates land use farther west along Southwest 53rd Avenue.


Cell reception better now?

Written June 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

By the time I got around to the impending completion of Verizon’s new cell tower off Albany’s 53rd Avenue on Monday, the structure was already up, as is readily apparent in this image taken Tuesday.


S. Albany getting better cell coverage

Written June 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Verizon’s cell phone customers in part of South Albany have had to wait a while for better reception, but if the wait is not already over, it should be over soon. When I looked a couple of weeks ago, construction was well along on the base of what was planned as a 120-foot transmission tower […]


Verizon customers skip hearing

Written August 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If Verizon customers around southwest Albany want better reception, as some say they do, they should have shown up at Wednesday’s public hearing before the city council and supported the company’s application to to build a 120-foot cell tower near Pacific Boulevard and 53rd Avenue. But they didn’t.


 
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