HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

At 4th and Calapooia, a few more weeks…

Written May 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This week it looked like the long-contested redevelopment of this downtown Albany corner could finally begin. But not quite yet.


Fourth and Calapooia: Ignore the old signs

Written December 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The two signs on the northeast corner of Fourth and Calapooia in Albany don’t mean anything. The signs were still there Sunday. But the public hearing they advertise was held months ago, and as of last week the corner lot showed no sign of pending development.


Request: Angled parking on one block of Fourth

Written September 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The last we heard about a plan to build eight apartments on Fourth Avenue at Calapooia Street was in May, when the Land Use Board of Appeals ruled in an appeal to block the project. Now the builders are back with a request to make this one block of Fourth one-way west, with angled parking […]


Landmarks says project is just too big

Written May 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Two years ago the Albany Landmarks Commission refused to allow the demolition of three dilapidated old houses at Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street. On the Tuesday night the same commission turned down a plan for two new buildings on the site as too massive and tall.


Landmarks dispute: It’s not over yet

Written May 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Through occasional static, electronic echoes and screeching feedback, the Albany Landmarks Commission Wednesday heard arguments for and against plans for two buildings at Fourth and Calapooia, in the downtown commercial zone of the Monteith Historic District.


Staff wants less height in 2 new buildings

Written May 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany planning staff has recommended eight conditions, including a reduction in height, for approval of two new three-story buildings in the Monteith Historic District.


What’s proposed at 4th and Calapooia

Written April 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division on Thursday posted a public notice of the property owners’ plans for the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street, where after a prolonged controversy three century-old and dilapidated houses were demolished last year.


 
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