Albany housing – Hasso Hering

HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

‘Spruce’ apartments clear Landmarks review

Written August 8th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The continuing renovation of the “Spruce Apartments” in downtown Albany has cleared a procedural hurdle with the approval by the city’s Landmarks Advisory Commission.


‘Affordable housing’ — Not on this lot

Written June 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A surplus city-owned lot at 370 Burkhart Street was considered for developing “affordable housing” in Albany. But the idea foundered on the likely cost of clearing the property of a decommissioned water reservoir.


Apartments on river get Albany staff’s OK

Written June 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The site plan for a proposed 105-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River has won the tentative approval of the Albany city planning staff.  Neighbors who submitted written comments now have until June 10 to ask for a public hearing before the Albany Planning Commission.


This woodsy site is zoned for housing

Written May 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This wooded glen in Albany looks like it’s miles from the city. But in fact it’s on Franklin Avenue, just off Airport Road and I-5, surrounded by houses on one side and a trailer park on the other. And it may not look quite so sylvan for long.


A hotbed of construction east of I-5

Written April 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The bike took me to the wide-open spaces of northeast Albany this week, and they’e no longer wide open. Everywhere I went, there’s construction– new streets, houses, apartments, and of course the new Meadow Ridge School itself.


East of Lyon: A remarkable comeback

Written January 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

On an evening stroll through central Albany east of Lyon Street, I took a few photos of houses that impressed me as restored, repainted, fixed up, or just showing signs that the owner or somebody has been taking good care of them.


Making new house fit old neighborhood

Written November 23rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A ride this week took me down Fourth Avenue in Albany’s Hackleman Historic District, and I stopped to photograph a newly built house that looked close to being completed. I was struck by how nicely it fits in with the older houses on the street.  


 
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