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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

For now, city’s stuck with an empty bank

Written April 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Revitalization Agency, also known as the city council, met Monday to hear about the collapse of the plan to have Gerding Builders redevelop the former downtown branch of the Wells Fargo Bank. Council members thanked Gerding for its efforts but offered no ideas on what to do next.


On Wells Fargo site, a setback for CARA

Written April 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Hopes of rebuilding the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany by adding three floors of apartments have been dashed by the rising cost of construction.


A new look at planned downtown project

Written September 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Gerding Builders expects to follow through on its plan to turn the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany into a commercial and residential complex. That was the gist of part of Wednesday’s session of the downtown renewal advisory board.


Cumberland move: Steeple will go first

Written August 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Take a last look at Oak Grove School

Written May 29th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you want to take a last look at Oak Grove School in rural North Albany, better make it quick. The building will be demolished shortly, to be replaced by a much bigger one that’s scheduled to be ready in the fall of 2019.


Carousel: An attraction already

Written November 3rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

A couple of things strike me about the new Albany Carousel building rising on the northwest corner of First Avenue and Washington Street.


City gets good news in police-fire bids

Written June 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials are pleased with the bids they received last week to construct a new police headquarters on Pacific Boulevard and a replacement fire station downtown. The amounts are within the project budget, and City Manager Wes Hare welcomed the good news. “It means we can do what we said we would do,” he told […]


 
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