HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverside apartments post what they’ll cost

Written April 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Once again last week, the bike took me on the trail between the Willamette River and The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction near Bowman Park in Albany. Then, over the weekend, I noticed that the Salem-based developers have opened a website that shows the floor plans of different units and what they will […]


Bowman dock cleared of debris, for now

Written March 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

I didn’t know it at the time, but when I reported on the big buildup of debris at the Bowman Park dock last Friday, the job of clearing the mess had already been scheduled by the Albany parks maintenance crew.


On the floating dock at Bowman Park

Written March 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Friday I paid a visit to Albany’s Bowman Park and walked out on the floating dock. Here, take a look: That was all there was to it. Who’s going to have to clear all that debris hung up on the dock? Well, it’s a city park, so the job probably falls […]


The changing scene near Bowman Park

Written November 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you haven’t been to Bowman Park in Albany since the summer, you may be surprised, the next time you go, by how the view at the entrance to the park has changed.


Archaeologists dig at Albany apartment site

Written August 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

An archaeological team continued working Monday at the construction site of “The Banks” apartment project near Bowman Park on the Willamette River. Exactly what they are finding, if anything, remains a matter of speculation.


Albany swimming holes? Not hard to find

Written July 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On social media, I’ve seen questions along the lines of: “Where can we go swimming this summer?” By now these people new to the Albany area no doubt  have figured it out, but if not, here’s a suggestion or two.


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.


 
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