A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Vacant land on First Avenue sees change

Written September 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There’s a bit of a housing boom happening on long-vacant land in the 600 block of Albany’s East First Avenue, a major traffic route.

Now you can see the footprint of this project

Written September 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In case you were wondering about the long-planned development at Fourth and Calapooia in Albany, another step is now being taken. The foundations for two apartment houses at the corner are being built.

Riverfront beat: Townhouses to replace garage

Written September 9th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For many years there has been a warehouse or garage at the southeast corner of Hill Street and Water Avenue in Albany. Now a contractor plans to tear it down and replace it with buildings where people will live.

Housing here? Maybe later, but not yet

Written August 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

What has happened lately at Franklin Avenue and Airport Road in Albany? Nothing, that’s what. The 6-acre site where 11 houses and more than 40 apartments have been approved is covered by dead grass and the remaining oaks.

Former tank farm: Vacant lot stirs memories

Written August 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The lot on the southeast corner of First Avenue and Burkhart Street in Albany is an interesting property, not least because of the memories it holds for one former Albany girl.

New townhouse complex waiting for power

Written July 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Thirty-five new two-story apartments — the developers call them townhomes — in south Albany look like they’ve been finished for some time. On social media people have asked why they’re still vacant.

Housing development appears stuck in limbo

Written March 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

What happened to the plan to build 44 apartments and 11 single-family houses at the corner of Airport Road and Franklin Avenue, a plan approved by the Albany Planning Commission in August 2020?

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