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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.  


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.


 
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