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Planning board OKs riverside apartments

Written July 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The site plan for The Banks, a 105-unit housing complex on the Willamette River near Bowman Park, cleared the Albany Planning Commission on Monday night.


Plan for apartments will have public hearing

Written June 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

While the Albany city planning staff has approved the site plan for The Banks, a 105-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River east of Bowman Park, it’s the planning commission that will decide the case after a public hearing.


No big deal: Noted on the riverfront

Written May 7th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Some days there is nothing to see on my riverfront beat. But sometimes there is, even if it’s nothing big. Three items caught my attention Monday afternoon.


Boating news, and Millersburg fire deal

Written April 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

In other riverfront news, Albany-area boaters are still waiting for the new floating dock at Takena Landing, but the ramp at Bowman Park is once again clear of woody debris and OK for putting boats in and taking them out.


Not your usual flotsam and jetsam

Written April 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, and Wednesday it offered an unusual sight: The hull of a derelict speedboat loaded with a collection of old tires and a toilet complete with its tank.


CARA told of River View project

Written January 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A former industrial site overlooking the Willamette River east of Bowman Park is destined to become a housing complex. But it may be up to CARA, Albany’s urban renewal agency, whether it’s a standard apartment setup or a more ambitious design.


On a slow day, watch the river rise

Written April 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Patrolling my riverfront beat on Friday afternoon on the bike, I could not help but notice that the Willamette had risen rather sharply over the last few days. Looks like the Corps upped its releases from the upstream dams.


On the riverfront, a new convenience

Written June 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For a few weeks now, Albany’s Bowman Park has sported a fine new restroom, but it hasn’t been ready for use. Completing it has taken longer than expected, but the wait may be over now.


Bowman ramp made useful again

Written April 6th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

From the riverfront beat, good news for Willamette River boaters who like to use the ramp at Bowman Park.


On the Willamette on a warm day

Written July 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The level of the Willamette River is unusually low, as everyone knows, but it’s still a great place for getting out on the water on a warm Sunday afternoon.


 
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