HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City’s vacant lot still looking for a use

Written August 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The developers of Edgewater Village on the Willamette River have once again told the Albany City Council they would like to buy the city-owned parcel in the middle of the 58-dwelling development.


Edgewater wants to buy vacant city lot

Written March 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you stand on Hill Street in Albany and look across Water Avenue and the railroad track — like in the photo above — you see a vacant lot of about one acre. It’s owned by the city of Albany, and the developers of Edgewater Village want to buy it. George and Paula Diamond, the […]


On the riverfront: More homes going up

Written March 22nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Along the Albany riverfront — my beat, if you’ll remember — home construction has entered another phase at Edgewater Village, and a long-planned apartment complex is still in the works farther east, near Bowman Park.


Council fends off proposed riverbank gift

Written November 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The developer of Edgewater Village wants to donate three parcels of riverbank to the city of Albany. Most of the land is too steep and dangerous to be used, so why would the city want it?


Edgewater update: Moving day

Written February 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Time for an update on Edgewater Village, the new neighborhood on Albany’s riverfront that’s on my favorite bike route. A moving truck attracted my attention Monday.


Edgewater: City adds a payment

Written April 22nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Let’s check in once again on Edgewater Village. There, the Albany urban renewal program has just increased its investment in the project, and construction is under way on the first two houses along the Dave Clark Path.


Edgewater gets backing to carry on

Written February 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

George Diamond says he’d like to continue building units at Edgewater Village near Albany’s Willamette riverfront. And now he can. The advisory board of CARA, the downtown urban renewal district, Wednesday approved a change in a loan agreement that will allow the developer to obtain millions in private bank financing to continue construction.


 
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