HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Downtown housing proves hard to build

Written November 29th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

One of these days, but not right away, this lot on Albany’s Third Avenue S.E. may or may not hold eight townhouse-style apartments. That’s what I got out of a long discussion Wednesday by the advisory board of the Central Albany Revitalization Area.


The ‘Fortmiller’ is ready for viewing

Written April 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

It’s been almost exactly four years since Albany’s urban renewal agency agreed to provide financial aid for the renovation of the Fortmiller Building downtown. Now the developers are ready to show off the result.


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 […]


Albany code stalls downtown project

Written May 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Back on March 19, Albany’s downtown urban renewal board voted to support a project to renovate a tired old building on Third Avenue and build four townhouses next door. Since then the project has stalled because even though Albany wants more people to live and work downtown, city zoning and development codes say these townhouses-cum-offices can’t […]


Downtown building due for upgrade

Written July 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This doesn’t look like much now, just the shabby back side of the old Albany building at 420 Third Ave. S.W.  But it won’t look like this for long.


CARA says yes to Lepman project

Written March 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal board has approved financial aid for a project to renovate the old Fortmiller Building at 420 Third Ave. S.W. and build four townhouses next door. Members if the Central Albany Revitalization Area board Wednesday had lots of questions for applicant Scott Lepman but eventually endorsed, by voice vote, his request of $336,000 toward […]


 
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