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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Apartment project starting near Periwinkle Creek

Written September 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The first signs appeared last week that 107 apartments planned off Geary Street near Queen Avenue are now going to get built.


South Albany gets a new gas station

Written April 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A bike ride around Albany took me past the corner of Geary Street and Grand Prairie Road on Thursday. Two years ago the city rezoned the southeast corner there to allow a gas station to be built, and now the station looks close to being finished. Drawings submitted for the land use application in 2021 […]


ODOT’s Albany projects: Here’s an update

Written October 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

No doubt you have been wondering about ODOT’s safety projects on Pacific Boulevard and Santiam Highway in Albany. Are they ever going to get finished?


Incomplete: Another sign of supply problems

Written July 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering why the extension of the Periwinkle Bikepath along Queen Avenue in Albany is still unfinished, there’s an explanation. And like so much else these days, it has to do with a shortage of supplies and the time it takes to get things you want or need.


Periwinkle Path gets ‘multi-use’ extension

Written July 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

From the Periwinkle Bikepath to Geary Street, the sidewalk on the north side of Queen Avenue is torn up for the construction of a wider walkway that will double as an extension of the bikeway too.


Riverside apartments get renewed city OK

Written December 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany city planning staff Monday approved — again — a site plan for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex just east of Bowman Park on the Willamette River.


Citizen gets action: A dark corner is lit

Written October 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is a story about a citizen noticing a problem, calling it to public attention, and thus launching a process that ended up getting the problem fixed.


 
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