HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

CARA’s riverfront project survives on 5-2 vote

Written May 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany is plowing ahead with its $16.2 million project to upgrade the Willamette riverfront, but it’s not a unanimous decision.


Hearing coming up on riverfront method

Written May 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s long-planned Waterfront Project comes up for a public hearing next week, not on the merits of the project itself but on the method of getting it built.


St. Francis: A new chapter starts downtown

Written April 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Another page is about to be turned in the continuing story of changes in Albany’s downtown. Pride Printing has occupied the ground floor of the former St. Francis Hotel for about 50 years, and now the business leaving.


For now, city’s stuck with an empty bank

Written April 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Revitalization Agency, also known as the city council, met Monday to hear about the collapse of the plan to have Gerding Builders redevelop the former downtown branch of the Wells Fargo Bank. Council members thanked Gerding for its efforts but offered no ideas on what to do next.


On Wells Fargo site, a setback for CARA

Written April 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Hopes of rebuilding the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany by adding three floors of apartments have been dashed by the rising cost of construction.


On Albany’s riverfront, there’s a delay

Written April 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

So what’s happening on Albany’s much anticipated riverfront redevelopment project this year? Nothing, that’s what. And the city puts part of the blame for the delay on Putin’s war against Ukraine.


Albany’s CARA will check out Independence

Written April 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On April 20 the Albany City Council has scheduled a visit down the river to Independence to tour its downtown redevelopment project, which looks like a resounding success with a centeriece of a gleaming riverside hotel.


 
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