A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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?

Linn board nixes Millersburg land application

Written March 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Linn County commissioners voted 2-1 this morning to reject an application by Millersburg to add a 164-acre filbert orchard to its urban growth boundary on the town’s west side.

Oregon bill on housing and homeless falls short

Written March 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Leaders in the Oregon legislature say they want to encourage more housing to be built and to reduce the number of homeless people. That’s what they say, but their legislation does nothing to achieve that goal.

Less parking: Does the state have the right?

Written March 7th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Heritage Mall parking lot is not usually as empty as it was on a Sunday afternoon in March 2020, the start of the Covid pandemic. But it’s not often completely full even during normal times.

Albany lists potential ‘climate friendly areas’

Written February 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Seven Albany neighborhoods are candidates for designation as “climate friendly areas” or CFAs, where zoning and development rules may be changed to allow more people to live there and a variety of business services to open up.

Italian paper company has Millersburg plans

Written February 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

About 120 people showed up at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center to hear about plans for a paper-making plant an Italian company wants to build in Millersburg.

‘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.

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