HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Innovation on Columbus: A green bike lane

Written September 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As drivers on Columbus Street south of Albany know, construction is well under way on the start of the Henshaw Farm subdivision, a big new housing development at the corner of Columbus and Ellingson Road. The one novel item I noticed Sunday was a bit of green pavement at the entrance to one of the […]


Big tree at issue: Taking a closer look

Written August 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Wanting to save a big old walnut tree was the main reason the Albany Planning Commission turned down a site plan for eight townhouses on July 19. On Aug. 2 the commission rescinded that decision and scheduled a new hearing for Sept. 13, but the tree issue is still there.


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 […]


North Albany housing project: Another step

Written July 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Portland owner of about 15 acres in North Albany has taken another preliminary step in a project to build 195 townhomes and duplexes on the land.


Land-use hearing on a Sixth Ave. apartments

Written June 25th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Commission will do something unusual Monday — considering permitting an apartment house that has been an apartment house for a long time.


Annexation sought to build more housing

Written February 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Many new houses on the south end of town will be the eventual result after the city of Albany annexes about 35 acres east of Lochner Road.


Are single-family houses over? Not yet

Written November 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s no sign in Albany that developers are waiting for the new state housing law to kick in, the law that seeks to encourage more people to live closer together and start using the bus instead of their car.


 
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