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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The St. Francis project: Taking a look

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.


On Second Avenue, nine trees will fall

Written February 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A block of Second Avenue in downtown Albany will look kind of bare pretty soon. Nine street trees there have become too big, and the city is cutting them down.


CARA on Wells Fargo project: Keep going

Written February 17th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

No surprise here: A proposal to redevelop the former Wells Fargo branch downtown will need financial help from CARA, the Albany urban renewal program. And the CARA board appears ready to give it, though no specific dollar amount has yet been asked.


History revived: A cow’s head on Second Ave.

Written February 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

That’s a fine-looking head of cattle, and one of these days it will overlook Second Avenue in downtown Albany the way its predecessor did a century ago.


Looks like a case of trouble on the wire

Written January 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Wonder how long this telephone wire box at Washington Street and Seventh Avenue has looked like this. And whether it’s a sign of the times, or something else.


How about dinner in the alley?

Written January 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There’s a plan afoot to turn at least one downtown Albany alley into a place for outdoor dining. The city council heard about it Wednesday from Lise Grato, executive director of the Albany Downtown Association.


St. Francis project gets verbal support

Written January 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Several members of the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board want the urban renewal agency to give financial support to restoring the former St. Francis hotel and adjacent Rhodes building. But after Wednesday’s meeting of the board, just how much the agency would pay was still unclear.


 
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