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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.


Albany, Linn County spar over land use

Written February 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has voted to try to block a land division outside the city limits approved by the Linn County Board of Commissioners. The case is of interest to anyone who owns and might want to develop property within the city’s “urban growth boundary.”


Big lots in ‘fringe:’ City staff says no

Written August 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A Sunday bike ride took me past this hillside on the east side of Scravel Hill Road. Its owners would like to develop spacious home sites there, but a great thicket of city of Albany and Linn County land use regulations stand in the way, so far.


 
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