A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bikman Building’s penthouse has new roof

Written October 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

I parked my bike at the foot of the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany, ignored the decades-old “closed” sign you see down there, and walked up the eastern sidewalk, high enough to look back at a new sight.

CARA faces requests for more projects

Written October 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal board faces this question: Whether to reopen its general program of loans and grants for remodeling and other projects, which it had closed down in favor of just three big items.

Hearing update: Exhaust fan OK’d

Written October 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Here’s an update on the story below: After a public hearing of about 10 minutes, during which only the applicant spoke, the Albany Landmarks Advisory Commission tonight (Oct. 4) unanimously approved an “alteration” on the outside of the Bikman Building so that the Little Wuesten Café can install an exhaust fan in a second-floor window […]

Repairs and paint downtown

Written July 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Structures in downtown Albany are getting dressed up this summer with urban renewal help from CARA, the Central Albany Revitalization Area.

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