HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Big tree at issue: Taking a closer look

Written August 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Wanting to save a big old walnut tree was the main reason the Albany Planning Commission turned down a site plan for eight townhouses on July 19. On Aug. 2 the commission rescinded that decision and scheduled a new hearing for Sept. 13, but the tree issue is still there.


New code on signs: Little change

Written June 27th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany has a revised sign code, but I can’t see that it will make a noticeable difference in the bewildering array of signs in many of the commercial parts of  town.


Albany sign change, why?

Written October 16th, 2012 by

  In Albany, the city council is considering an amendment to the development code to allow changeable electronic message signs for schools and other institutions that happen to be in residential zones. I’m wondering why this is thought to be useful. For one thing, existing lighted signs at schools can stay lit through the night. […]


 
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