HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Edgewater Village: CARA hesitates

Written January 18th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

George Diamond, the developer of Edgewater Village on the Albany riverfront, would like to step up the pace of construction, but on Wednesday the downtown urban renewal board (CARA) had a lot of questions, qualms and quibbles and seemed reluctant to approve a financing change that he needs to get going.


Edgwater: Ahead of requirements

Written October 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Because it’s on my riverfront bike route, progress at Edgewater Village catches my eye. Now it appears the developers are ahead of the pace required under their latest contract revision with the Central Albany Revitalization Area.


Edgewater: No apartments after all

Written April 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

It now sounds as though apartments are not in the future after all for Edgewater Village, the private riverside housing development in which Albany’s urban renewal agency invested $2.4 million.


At Edgewater Village, a plan change

Written December 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The market is forcing a change in the plans for Edgewater Village, the most ambitious of all the downtown development projects supported by CARA, the Central Albany Revitalization Area.


Edgewater Village: Looking good

Written August 10th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

After checking out the interior of the first units in Edgewater Village over the weekend, I’m encouraged about the prospects of this, Albany’s biggest investment yet in reviving a blighted part of the old downtown.


Edgwater Village: The next chapter

Written May 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Another chapter in the long story of Edgewater Village, the planned multimillion-dollar housing development on Albany’s riverfront: The city’s agreement on the project will be modified, and the developer now hopes to start construction of the first house in September.


 
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