HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

E-bike store joins downtown scene

Written November 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Tuesday this week I was riding my bicycle on First Avenue toward Lyon when four colorful bikes on the sidewalk caught my eye.


Behold new ‘Century’ downtown

Written April 9th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Whoever built it in 1905 called it the Century Building, maybe hoping the 20th would be a great one. Now the building on Albany’s First Avenue has been given a new look that manages to restore the simple elegance it may once have had.


Restoration downtown: An update

Written December 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

You’re looking at part of the front of the Century Building in downtown Albany, at 117-123 First Ave. N.E., and it won’t look this shabby for long. According to plans reviewed by the Albany Landmarks Advisory Commission on Tuesday, it’s about to be restored to its former glory.


Angled parking in downtown Albany?

Written June 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Angled parking may be coming to parts of downtown Albany sooner than expected. But it’s not a sure thing because ODOT may have something to say about it. The topic came up briefly Wednesday at a meeting of the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board. The board approved a no-interest loan of up to $175,000 […]


Downtown revival: Another project

Written June 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Another building in downtown Albany would get a complete renovation and facelift under a proposal pending before the Central Albany Revitalization Area.


 
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