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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

$10,000 toward a greater front view

Written July 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

You won’t be looking at the famous “cheese grater” at 415 First Avenue W. for much longer. The downtown urban renewal agency Wednesday gave the building’s tenants $10,000 toward refurbishing the building’s front the way it looked after it was built around 1866.


Prettier streets, but at what cost?

Written March 12th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

From the standpoint of visual excitement or esthetic appeal, the streets of downtown Albany don’t set any records. You might even say they look kind of drab, especially on a rainy day in March. The city wants to do something about this and is willing to spend nearly $8 million to get it done.


Albany issue: That ‘slip lane’ to Water

Written January 18th, 2013 by

(For a reaction, see below)Albany’s riverfront street, Water Avenue, is not that easy to reach from Lyon Street, the main drag. That makes it tough to try to develop what part of the latest downtown plan calls the “east anchor,” one of the plan’s main features. The proposed solution is to build what has come to be […]


 
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