HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany’s ADU flap: It’s not over yet

Written November 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s struggles over the size of permitted “accessory dwelling units” or ADUs appeared to have ended last month, but not so fast. Now the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals may get involved.


Calapooia Court not yet in the clear

Written July 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Calapooia Court, the plan for two buildings in Albany’s Monteith Historic District, has cleared one hurdle but is not yet approved for construction.


What’ll happen with this old house?

Written March 9th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

I took photos of 732 S.W. Fourth Ave. in December, thinking what happens to this vacant house might illustrate Albany issues such as historic preservation and code enforcement.


Council allows demolition after 90 days

Written October 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A dozen people told the Albany City Council Wednesday they want three old houses in the Monteith Historic District restored rather than demolished. Now they have three months to try to make that happen.


Downtown building’s roof caves in

Written November 18th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials are worried about the stability of a downtown historic building after its roof caved in earlier this month. The walls have been braced, and the owner is said to be working on a plan.


 
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