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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront items: New access; park steps

Written May 18th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

And in other exciting news, the new crossing to the Dave Clark Riverfront Path at Montgomery Street in Albany has been opened for public use.


Up and down the new Riverpark steps

Written May 16th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Besides the new stage, playground and splash pad, another striking feature of Albany’s refurbished Monteith Riverpark is a concrete stairway that sweeps down — or up — the middle of the park’s grassy slope.


CARA board stalls on waterfront project

Written September 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The scope of Albany’s planned waterfront redevelopment remains unsettled after the advisory board of the city’s urban renewal district, CARA, this week could not agree on the details and a decision was put off.


Water Ave.: A future ‘plaza street’ in the smoke

Written September 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Here we’re looking at the west end of Albany’s Water Avenue, shrouded in wildfire smoke on Saturday afternoon. Now try to imagine this as a “plaza street” where traffic can be blocked for street fairs, the farmers’ market, or other public events. This — the plaza street idea — may survive as the only part […]


 
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