Written September 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
Gerding Builders expects to follow through on its plan to turn the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany into a commercial and residential complex. That was the gist of part of Wednesday’s session of the downtown renewal advisory board.
Written September 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
An Albany developer has dropped his plan to renovate the former St. Francis Hotel and adjacent Rhodes Block, but the idea of the restoration itself may not yet be completely dead.
Written September 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
The last few times I passed the CARA-sponsored electric-vehicle charging station in downtown Albany, the device was still shrouded in black plastic. But Saturday night, the plastic was gone and the thing looked ready to be used.
Written August 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
On the wooden pier jutting out over the Willamette River at the foot of Broadalbin Street in Albany on Sunday night, this question asked itself: When is this structure going to get some work done to make it last another 30 years?
Written July 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
If you have an electric car, pretty soon you’ll be able to park it in downtown Albany and charge the batteries — unless somebody else has had the same idea and got there first. In which case you’d have to wait your turn.
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.
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.