HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

‘The Banks’ honors indigenous people

Written October 24th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Like every place in the mid-valley, the site of The Banks, a 120-unit apartment complex nearing completion on the Willamette River in Albany, is built on land once occupied by indigenous people.


Rulers never rest: More work for planners

Written July 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany and seven other urban areas in Oregon are about to be hit with another land use planning rule from, well, from those who make the rules.


4th and Calapooia: Another step in this saga

Written April 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you’re like me, you look forward to the day when the property at this Albany street corner will drop out of the local news. But that day is some time off.


And now, a site plan at 4th and Calapooia

Written January 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street in Albany has been in the news for years, but not lately. So how about an update?


Doomed: Taking a last look at downtown tree

Written November 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

That big old black walnut tree at the back of a vacant lot in Albany is destined to be cut down, but on Nov. 10 it was still there, so I thought I’d take another photo or two.


No controversy: Two developments get city’s OK

Written November 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In what was pretty much a formality, the Albany Planning Commission has approved a 22-unit apartment complex on Southeast Salem Avenue and a 23-lot subdivision on Northwest Gibson Hill Road.


Now that the ‘hazard trees’ are gone …

Written November 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Last month Benton County had a lot of Douglas firs removed from the natural area at the corner of Crocker Lane and Valley View Drive in North Albany.  So let’s do a quick check and see what the place looks like now.


 
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