Independence Station – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A new start in Independence

Written March 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Last Saturday I rode a bike around Independence. I hadn’t been there for a while, and I wanted to see if anything had changed concerning Independence Station, the ill-fated project to build one of the country’s greenest buildings.

You can buy this ‘green’ project

Written May 19th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

In Independence, they’re still looking at this concrete skeleton in the middle of town. More than a year since I last reported on what was intended as a showcase of sustainability, nothing seems to have happened to the unfinished structure except that it now has a sign saying it’s for sale.

Sustainability stalls in Independence

Written February 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Every time I pass through Independence, which is not that often, I am struck by the sight of the concrete skeleton of a three-story building right in the middle of town. It is, as I discovered on the city of Independence’s website and elsewhere on the Internet, a sad reminder of where dreams of “sustainability” […]

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