HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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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