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.
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.
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.
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.