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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Third Avenue, 8 townhouses get city’s OK

Written September 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Commission has given its approval to a project by the Scott Lepman Company to build eight three-story townhomes in the 200 block of S.E. Third Avenue. A big old walnut tree in the corner of the site will have to come down, the commission agreed.


Big tree at issue: Taking a closer look

Written August 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Wanting to save a big old walnut tree was the main reason the Albany Planning Commission turned down a site plan for eight townhouses on July 19. On Aug. 2 the commission rescinded that decision and scheduled a new hearing for Sept. 13, but the tree issue is still there.


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 […]


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.


City schedules public hearing on ‘The Banks’

Written January 17th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Once again the Albany Planning Commission is faced with having to decide the fate of “The Banks,” a proposed 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River across Geary Street from Bowman Park.


Henshaw Farm: How the plans changed

Written November 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Plans for a big subdivision on the former Henshaw Farm south of town have been in the works ever since May 2005, when Albany voters approved the annexation of 105 acres at the corner of Columbus Street and Ellingson Road.


 
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