HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


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.


Planning board rejects ‘The Banks’ changes

Written August 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Developers of “The Banks,” an apartment project they want to build on the Willamette River near Bowman Park, ran into a snag Monday when the Albany Planning Commission said no to changes in their plans.


Residents plead for their quiet neighborhood

Written August 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

About 50 people are asking the Albany Planning Commission to reject changes in plans for a 120-unit apartment complex they fear would wipe out the main attraction of their neighborhood — its livability with quiet, tree-lined streets. Forty-seven residents signed a petition, and others added statements of their own, against proposed changes in plans for […]


‘Franklin Reserve’ to cut 251 oaks, keep 58

Written August 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In a public hearing that was difficult to follow because of its virtual and remote nature online, the Albany Planning Commission Monday approved a planned unit development of 11 houses and 44 apartments on a wooded site off Airport Road.


Waive fee to appeal? Council says no

Written July 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has refused to waive the fee that neighbors have to pay to make their case against “The Banks,” a proposed 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River.


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.


 
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