HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Two Albany ODOT projects: Why the delay

Written August 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Work on two highway safety projects in Albany seems to have stalled. The reason will sound familiar.


Changes coming on Santiam and Pacific

Written January 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

I  took this photo on a Sunday in February 2020, after ODOT announced plans to work on the busy Albany intersection of Waverly Drive and Santiam Highway. Now the department is getting ready to carry out that and another Albany project at an estimated combined cost of nearly $6 million.


Cycling in Albany: Two tricky intersections

Written November 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There are a couple of Albany intersections that come up now and then when cyclists talk about challenging traffic conditions. Let’s take a look at them both.


Apartments and houses are planned here

Written July 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The brush has been cleared away, and pretty soon the oaks and other mature trees will come down as well on Franklin Avenue just west of Airport Road and Interstate 5.


Tree protection? Albany doesn’t have much

Written July 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division is processing a request for a zone change that would allow more and smaller residential lots on a piece of undeveloped woodland off Franklin Avenue and Airport Road.


This woodsy site is zoned for housing

Written May 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This wooded glen in Albany looks like it’s miles from the city. But in fact it’s on Franklin Avenue, just off Airport Road and I-5, surrounded by houses on one side and a trailer park on the other. And it may not look quite so sylvan for long.


Panera to open where others didn’t last

Written May 7th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Somebody who evidently doesn’t get around much asked me the other day whether Panera Bread was or was not opening a restaurant in Albany. Well, they’ve been building the place for months, the signs have been up since last year, and the restraurant will open by the end of the month.


 
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