HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Something to smile about at Bowman Park

Written October 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

A Facebook post by Vickie Pruitt caught my attention Friday morning, so on a ride in the afternoon I went to take a look. And sure enough, somebody had creative fun with chunks of wood and sticks.


Neighbors pay the fee and appeal ‘The Banks’

Written July 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Neighbors opposed to the proposed 120-unit apartment complex called The Banks have passed the hat and collected enough money to cover the filing fee for an appeal, and today the appeal was filed.


City OKs increase in plans for ‘The Banks’

Written July 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany Community Development Department has approved an increase in the number of proposed apartments at “The Banks,” a planned housing complex on the Willamette River across Geary Street from Bowman Park.


Increase proposed in plan for apartments

Written June 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Developers of The Banks, a proposed riverfront apartment complex near Bowman Park, have asked for approval of a change in their site plan. They’d like to build 120 units, up from 105 the Albany Planning Commission approved last July. The city planning division has posted a notice of the application from Salem-based Willamette River View […]


Our riverside parks: A little more water

Written January 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is a blog largely about what I happen to see around Albany, and this week it was hard to miss that a bit of flooding had returned to Bryant Park, and Bowman too.


Our Willamette River at Christmas time

Written December 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This image of the Willamette River struck me about right for the Christmas season — a little green from the grass on the bank, a flash of red from refraction in the lens, and shimmering light supplied by our home star itself.


What’s up with ‘The Banks’? It’s not clear

Written December 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

On July 1, 2019, the Albany Planning Commission approved a site plan for 96 apartments and nine townhouses covering a 6-acre site on the Willamette River near Bowman Park. I wonder how the plans are coming every time I pass the acreage on my bike.


 
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