HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Fifteen years on, the zombie still flies

Written July 1st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Someone must have looked up from the street on First Avenue and didn’t like what they saw. Which may explain the email I got last week.


E-bike store joins downtown scene

Written November 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Tuesday this week I was riding my bicycle on First Avenue toward Lyon when four colorful bikes on the sidewalk caught my eye.


Water Avenue crossings: No real choice

Written November 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Nobody on the Albany City Council liked the steep jump in the price of planned construction on railroad crossings along Water Avenue. But on Wednesday a majority approved funding to pay for the work because there wasn’t any realistic choice.


Now it’s done: Behold the ‘Opera House’

Written October 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It has taken a while, but now a faded former apartment house on East First Avenue in Albany has been rebuilt as something completely different. Now it’s the Opera House, a building with century-old lines on the outside and modern, well equipped apartments inside the walls.


After nearly 40 years, Novak’s is closed

Written October 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

As just about everyone on Facebook knows by now, the famous Novak’s Hungarian restaurant in downtown Albany has closed.


Council moves ahead with Obie plans

Written September 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A plan to have Obie Companies of Eugene consider developing part of the Albany waterfront with mixed-use buildings is moving ahead.


Albany plans to sell 3 lots for development

Written September 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have been preparing to sell three downtown parking lots on Water Avenue to Obie Companies Inc., of Eugene, with the goal of develping them with mixed-use buildings.


 
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