HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Old oaks: Enjoy the view while you can

Written November 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On a ride this past Sunday, I stopped to get a shot of this old oak north of Dover Avenue in North Albany. You won’t get this view for much longer, for the tree is set to come down when the Pheasant Run subdivision is built.


Why the big worry about ADUs?

Written November 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Once again the Albany City Council wrestled Wednesday with allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which is hard to understand since the city already allows them in most areas and hardly anybody is putting them in.


A new home for six women

Written October 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany Helping Hands is preparing to remodel a house in the Willamette Neighborhood for six women who can’t find anywhere else to live.


N. Albany apartments: Open and planned

Written September 10th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The second apartment development to be proposed in North Albany has just won city approval, so I was wondering how things had worked out at the first.


Another look at those big oaks

Written June 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On a ride around North Albany the other day, I took another look at the site of the Pheasant Run subdivision the city council approved last month over the objections of neighbors who testified at a public hearing. When the subdivision proposal was announced in February, I took photos that showed the trees in winter. […]


Another N. Albany apartment project

Written May 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The Albany planning division has notified neighbors of a developer’s plan to build 40 apartments of “family housing” on Hickory Street in North Albany.


Another house closed as unsafe

Written April 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

One of my regular bike routes takes me around the corner of First and Columbus in east Albany. This week a house there had been boarded up “by order of the Albany Police Department,” according to the stencils on the plywood sheets covering the windows. Kristopher Schendel, the code compliance officer in the police department, […]


The transformation of N. Albany

Written May 31st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This looks like exactly what it is, a big construction site on what used to be an undeveloped North Albany hillside. They are putting in streets and utilities for 71 single-family houses in Phase III of the Benton Woods Subdivision. So the transformation of North Albany continues. What used to be a rural residential area with fields and […]


 
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