A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Something to look at downtown

Written January 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Aimlessly wandering around central Albany, as I did on New Year’s Day, you come across an interesting sight now and then. Today’s example: the storefront in the two-story brick building at 212 First Ave. S.E.

Albany tries to cut red tape downtown

Written August 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials want more building and business downtown. To that end they’re launching a review of the city development code, hoping to get rid of regulations that needlessly stymie developers and builders.

Hard week ahead for CARA board

Written September 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If you are not a member of the advisory board of the Central Albany Revitalization Area, be glad. The board faces a very tricky choice next week. If it attempts to support the city’s police and fire building projects with a big enough sum to make a difference — say $5 million or so — it would essentially gut […]

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