HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Linn Avenue, apartment site cleared of trees

Written May 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The 1900 block of Northeast Linn Avenue looked a lot less leafy this afternoon than it used to. As expected, logging had begun on the north side of the street to make room for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette river.


Riverside apartments get renewed city OK

Written December 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany city planning staff Monday approved — again — a site plan for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex just east of Bowman Park on the Willamette River.


It’s the season — for the rivers to rise

Written December 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Every time there’s heavy rain, the Albany rivers rise, and they did so this time as well. Anticipating this, the Albany Parks Department closed the gates to Bryant Park. You can still get in on foot or on a bike, as I did this morning. Other people did as well, walking with their children or […]


One dead end on my riverfront beat

Written December 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is the north end of Harrison Street in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood. Beyond the guardrail there’s Bowman Park, but don’t try to get there this way.


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.


 
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