HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Albany housing: In the pipeline or being built

Written November 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Housing is being added in Albany at a steady pace and in many variations of type and size, and the planning for more continues.


Those trees on Waverly are likely to go

Written October 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The stand of bushes and trees you see on the east side of Waverly Drive between Salem Avenue and Pacific Boulevard is likely to disappear after the lot is rezoned for “medium-density” housing.


 
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