HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A sidewalk anomaly explained

Written November 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Monday was kind of a slow day, which may explain why I first noticed and then wondered about the shape of the new sidewalk on Second Avenue downtown.


Streetscape: See the new trees

Written November 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

After a few days away in Southern Oregon, I went downtown Monday and found newly planted trees and street lights that hadn’t been there before.


Big Dig starts with open house

Written May 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany is about to launch its biggest urban renewal project yet, an $8 million reconstruction of downtown streets that starts with a public open house on May 18.


Highway 20 work downtown? Alas, no

Written November 11th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

If you saw crews like this and thought they were beginning to work on ODOT projects to upgrade Highway 20 through downtown Albany, sorry to disappoint you.


Prettier streets, but at what cost?

Written March 12th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

From the standpoint of visual excitement or esthetic appeal, the streets of downtown Albany don’t set any records. You might even say they look kind of drab, especially on a rainy day in March. The city wants to do something about this and is willing to spend nearly $8 million to get it done.


 
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