HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A concrete mystery: What was this?

Written August 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

For years, three or four times a week, I have passed this concrete ruin by the side of Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path without thinking anything about it. The other day I finally wondered what it was a ruin of.


See how clear of vines this path is now

Written July 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As I say above, today I found the Dave Clark Path on Albany’s Willamette Riverfront cleared of the blackberry bushes and thorny vines that threatened to snag walkers and bike riders the last few weeks.


Details emerge in Albany riverfront planning

Written July 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Building a new stage in Monteith Riverpark. Moving the senior center somewhere else in town and putting a market pavilion in its place. Making a boat landing down by the river.


Where’s the river in these views?

Written June 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

You could sit here, on one of the benches thoughtfully provided along this segment of Albany’s Dave Clark Path, and look across the Willamette River, admiring the view. You could, that is, if it weren’t for the bushes and the trees.


Riverfront designs: a chance to speak up

Written May 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Since it’s raining, this may be a good time to check out the various concepts Albany’s consultants have worked up for redoing the Willamette riverfront. And then to let them know what you think.


CARA gets a look at riverfront designs

Written May 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s downtown urban renewal advisory board got a preview Wednesday of various ways in which the city’s riverfront could be dressed up. Whether any of it ever gets done is uncertain, but the board members generally liked what they saw.


Riverfront planning kicks off with open house

Written March 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s effort design and eventually build improvements along the downtown riverfront got off to a pretty good start Thursday. About 80 people, far more than usual at such events, showed up for an open house to learn about the project and offer their ideas. This is an effort funded by the Central Albany Revitalization Area […]


 
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