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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?


Probably not what the builders expected

Written June 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Preparing the site for the construction of The Banks apartment complex on Albany’s riverfront produced what may have been a surprise to the builders: They uncovered the opening of an underground void or tunnel.


On the riverfront: New use for historic building

Written April 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A construction fence blocking a Water Avenue parking lot drew my attention as I rode past on my bike. So I stopped to see what was up.


Riverfront path gets a short fence for safety

Written March 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A short section of Albany’s riverfront Dave Clark Park is getting a new fence to keep people, especially kids, from tumbling down the bank.


 
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