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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront project: Check the final design

Written March 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany and its consultants, Walker Macy, have published the final designs of the proposed riverfront redevelopment project. They ask people to take a look at the details online.


The St. Francis project: Taking a look

Written February 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

From the fourth floor of the old St. Francis Hotel, you have a fine view of downtown Albany and beyond. You could see even farther from the roof.


CARA on Wells Fargo project: Keep going

Written February 17th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

No surprise here: A proposal to redevelop the former Wells Fargo branch downtown will need financial help from CARA, the Albany urban renewal program. And the CARA board appears ready to give it, though no specific dollar amount has yet been asked.


History revived: A cow’s head on Second Ave.

Written February 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

That’s a fine-looking head of cattle, and one of these days it will overlook Second Avenue in downtown Albany the way its predecessor did a century ago.


St. Francis project gets verbal support

Written January 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Several members of the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board want the urban renewal agency to give financial support to restoring the former St. Francis hotel and adjacent Rhodes building. But after Wednesday’s meeting of the board, just how much the agency would pay was still unclear.


Edgewater: Completed in 2020, as planned

Written December 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Before this Covid-scarred year of 2020 is over, let’s not forget that a big development project supported by Albany’s urban renewal program has been successfully completed.


Pushback, but riverfront project moves on

Written November 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s project to redevelop the Willamette riverfront is moving to the next stage in the design, but there was pushback Wednesday during a meeting of the CARA Advisory Board.


 
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