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Parking and shrubs: Just wondering

Written November 30th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

What were they thinking? It’s no big deal, but that’s what I was wondering when I looked at this bit of landscaping in the Albany Fred Meyer parking lot on Wednesday afternoon.


Albany tries to cut red tape downtown

Written August 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials want more¬†building and business¬†downtown. To that end they’re launching a review of the city development code, hoping to get rid of regulations that needlessly stymie developers and builders.


As if water was plentiful and cheap

Written August 17th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Drought or no drought, we keep adding lawns that need irrigation to look as lush as this one. Does that make any sense? So far the answer is both yes and no.


Zoning: The fix falls short

Written March 8th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

About two years ago Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa had the great idea to form a task force that would comb through the city development code and recommend changes to make it easier to open or run a business. On Wednesday the city council will hold a hearing on the result, a list of revisions so […]


 
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