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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why this new housing is worthy of note

Written May 12th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

With all the agitation about housing growth in Albany, a three-story apartment house being built at 650 First Ave. S.E. got my attention last week.


Look around and watch housing grow

Written March 28th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Criss-crossing Albany on a bike, I often stop and look at construction sites, especially those where new housing has just been finished or is still being built.


New rentals in S.E. Albany: Here’s an update

Written November 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Thirty-five rental units have been built at Waverly Drive and Grand Prairie Road in Albany. They have looked finished for months yet remain vacant. How come?


Vacant land on First Avenue sees change

Written September 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There’s a bit of a housing boom happening on long-vacant land in the 600 block of Albany’s East First Avenue, a major traffic route.


Now you can see the footprint of this project

Written September 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In case you were wondering about the long-planned development at Fourth and Calapooia in Albany, another step is now being taken. The foundations for two apartment houses at the corner are being built.


Where Albany plans for lots of growth

Written July 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while the bike takes me to the part of Albany east of Interstate 5. It did so on Wednesday, which gave me a chance to take another look at the new Eagle Pointe apartment complex south of the roundabout on Knox Butte Road.


New townhouse complex waiting for power

Written July 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Thirty-five new two-story apartments — the developers call them townhomes — in south Albany look like they’ve been finished for some time. On social media people have asked why they’re still vacant.


 
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