A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront project: Report from open house

Written May 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Among all the drawings and displays at Monday’s public open house on Albany’s Waterfront Project, which is now under construction, this is the chart I found most informative.

Waterfront conversion: Phase 2 approved

Written April 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s contractor on the riverfront now has the green light to proceed with the second half of the effort, the transformation of about four blocks on the west end of Water Avenue.

OLd boardwalk to remain unchanged

Written April 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The boardwalk overlooking the Willamette River under the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany will remain unchanged by the city’s riverfront improvement plan, I learned today.

Why this boardwalk is there (version 2)

Written April 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Friday’s bike ride I stopped for a minute on the riverfront boardwalk below the Ellsworth Street Bridge.

A riverfront conflict, and the geese have won

Written April 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

This is not the first time this has happened, but once again the big nest that generations of ospreys built on the Albany railroad bridge has been taken over by a pair of Canada geese.

On the riverfront beat, a case of false alarm

Written January 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It looked like a serious situation, and it could have been, with Albany police and the fire department deployed on the banks of the Willamette River and a drone flying overhead.

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.

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