HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Request: Angled parking on one block of Fourth

Written September 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The last we heard about a plan to build eight apartments on Fourth Avenue at Calapooia Street was in May, when the Land Use Board of Appeals ruled in an appeal to block the project. Now the builders are back with a request to make this one block of Fourth one-way west, with angled parking […]


Denser housing: Owner renews rezoning bid

Written September 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Six years ago the Albany City Council refused to rezone a single-family residential lot on Waverly Drive to allow construction of up to 35 apartments. Now the owner is giving it another try.


More affordable housing in Albany? Fat chance

Written May 17th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As far as planning projects go, the Albany City Council has made “housing affordability” its top priority. But no matter what the planning division comes up with, don’t expect housing to become less expensive or more “affordable” to more people any time soon.


Council votes to sell unusual lot for $4,000

Written April 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Chances are this lot on Albany’s Southeast Burkhart Street will soon look different. The city council has voted to sell the property to two men who want to build attached housing units there.


Henshaw Farm: How the plans changed

Written November 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Plans for a big subdivision on the former Henshaw Farm south of town have been in the works ever since May 2005, when Albany voters approved the annexation of 105 acres at the corner of Columbus Street and Ellingson Road.


A new home for six women

Written October 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany Helping Hands is preparing to remodel a house in the Willamette Neighborhood for six women who can’t find anywhere else to live.


Home construction picks up, see?

Written February 26th, 2013 by

On the scene in West Albany: Three houses under construction, another small indication of what the media have been reporting as a nationwide trend, namely that the demand for housing is picking up. Through January this fiscal year, the Albany Building Division had issued permits for 63 single-family residences valued at $13,291,484, up from 41 […]

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