HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Sewer project has first real test: It works!

Written December 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In case you missed it, unlikely as that is, last weekend we had our first episode of heavy rain this winter. And guess what: Albany’s Riverfront Interceptor, a big sewer main that drains most of the central part of town, did NOT overflow.


Edgewater: Completed in 2020, as planned

Written December 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Before this Covid-scarred year of 2020 is over, let’s not forget that a big development project supported by Albany’s urban renewal program has been successfully completed.


Pushback, but riverfront project moves on

Written November 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s project to redevelop the Willamette riverfront is moving to the next stage in the design, but there was pushback Wednesday during a meeting of the CARA Advisory Board.


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.


 
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