HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City adds to riverfront consulting contract

Written January 19th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

After a debate about transparency and accountability, the seven members of the Albany City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday to add to the consulting contract for the city’s project to redevelop part of the Willamette riverfront.


Increase sought in CARA’s waterfront contract

Written January 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal program has been working on plans for redoing the Willamette riverfront for about three years. Now the city is getting ready to take the next step toward carrying out the plans.


City approves plan for riverfront lot

Written January 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany has approved a site plan for redoing a Water Avenue parking lot in order to make it fit in with the planned riverfront redevelopment. The estimated cost is $182,000.


Riverfront project includes work on crossings

Written November 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Plans for Albany’s riverfront call for improving crossings on the Water Avenue rail line, opening new ones and closing others. But the new or improved crossings won’t have to be protected with automatic arms.


On the riverfront: Treatment for opioid addicts

Written October 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Based on a notation on a remodeling permit, I reported in April that an “outpatient addiction treatment facility” was going into the historic Avery Mill Building on the Albany riverfront. Today I found out a little more.


Plan to increase parking on riverfront lot

Written August 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division has invited public comment on what seems to be the first work proposed as part of the city’s Waterfront Project — making changes on Water Avenue between the two highway bridges including the city-owned parking lot there.


Glancing at the river from an aging pier

Written August 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On the wooden pier jutting out over the Willamette River at the foot of Broadalbin Street in Albany on Sunday night, this question asked itself: When is this structure going to get some work done to make it last another 30 years?


 
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