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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City OKs increase in plans for ‘The Banks’

Written July 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany Community Development Department has approved an increase in the number of proposed apartments at “The Banks,” a planned housing complex on the Willamette River across Geary Street from Bowman Park.


More kinds of housing may be in store

Written July 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The legislature wants Albany and other Oregon cities to allow more housing, and different kinds of housing, to be built in the space available, which makes sense. But instead of easing up on Oregon’s insanely convoluted land-use laws, it has added new complications with House Bill 2001.


Albany housing: More apartments coming

Written January 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Since housing seems to be on everybody’s mind, it may be worth noting that in 2018 Albany approved plans for 300 apartments, most recently 96 units in the Santiam Neighborhood between Waverly Drive and Davidson Street.


Apartment living: What you get

Written August 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Last winter, construction of a 90-unit apartment complex in Albany was halted for nearly two months because of a missing wetlands permit. I reported on the snag when it was resolved in January, and now that the “Plumtree Luxury Apartments” at 34th Avenue and Hill Street are partly completed, I visited the place again. Not […]


Housing stock gets a boost

Written May 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The housing stock of rentals in Oregon’s mid-valley will get a substantial boost this summer when two big Albany apartment complexes should be finished and ready to rent their units. At the corner of Hill Street and 34th Avenue, the 90-unit Plum Tree apartments expect to start renting about mid-June. Construction of the development was […]


 
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