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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

One walnut tree versus eight townhouses

Written July 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On July 19, three members of the Albany Planning Commission objected to construction of eight single-family townhouses on Third Avenue downtown because it would take down a walnut tree in the corner of the site. On Monday the commission will get a chance to undo that action because, as it turns out, the city development […]


Two-way streets downtown? Forget about it!

Written January 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Turning First and Second avenues in downtown Albany into two-way streets is not in the cards, not now and probably never, judging by what the city’s Traffic Safety Commission heard this morning.


Edgewater: Completed in 2020, as planned

Written December 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Before this Covid-scarred year of 2020 is over, let’s not forget that a big development project supported by Albany’s urban renewal program has been successfully completed.


Corona: Day Two of Albany staying home

Written March 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Hey, try to keep your favorite eatery afloat

Written March 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Just a reminder that many Albany restaurants, ordered by the state to close their dining rooms, are trying to survive the corona panic by serving take-out meals.


St. Francis project takes a step forward

Written January 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It will take a few years and millions of dollars, but if things happen as intended, the former St. Francis Hotel and adjacent Rhodes Building in Albany will become a downtown showplace once again.


A new chapter for the old St. Francis

Written January 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany has finally made public its plan for the old St. Francis hotel building downtown. The plan is to buy the building from the printing company that owns it, and sell it to Marc Manley, who with his wife Anni owns and restored the Flinn Block farther east on First Avenue.


 
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