HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Apartments and houses are planned here

Written July 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The brush has been cleared away, and pretty soon the oaks and other mature trees will come down as well on Franklin Avenue just west of Airport Road and Interstate 5.


‘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.


 
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