HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A year later, what about new windows?

Written August 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It has been about a year since Albany city officials prevented Willamette Community Church from completing the replacement of aging windows in its building, the former Albany High School. What has happened since?


Landmarks OK’s three downtown renovations

Written August 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Plans to renovate or restore three downtown landmarks — well, two landmarks and one other building — can go ahead now that the Albany Landmarks Commission has given its approval.


Vinyl windows? Landmarks panel says no

Written September 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The church that owns the old Albany High School has run into a roadblock in its project to replace 34 windows in the historic building’s façade.


Landmarks says project is just too big

Written May 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Two years ago the Albany Landmarks Commission refused to allow the demolition of three dilapidated old houses at Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street. On the Tuesday night the same commission turned down a plan for two new buildings on the site as too massive and tall.


A hearing on two doors: It wasn’t much

Written December 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

When the Albany Landmarks Commission convened last Wednesday night for two “quasi-judicial public hearings” about minor repairs to an old house, it was over pretty quick.


A public hearing for minor repairs: Why?

Written December 8th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Anybody can see that the door of this detached garage at 732 Fourth Ave. S.W. has to be replaced. But before the new owner can do so, he has to go before the Albany Landmarks Commission at a public hearing and get the city’s OK.


Historic review: Dahl’s project wins approval

Written November 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Contractor Joel Dahl got support Wednesday from the Albany Landmarks Commission for his restoration of the historic Goltra House at 331 Montgomery St. S.E.


 
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