HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

‘Labor Temple’ will get a new name

Written June 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Labor Temple hasn’t been called that for many years, and now its owners want to rename it for its origin more than a century ago. They intend to call it the Wood Apartments.


Council approves ‘Calapooia Court,’ 5-1

Written June 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It took nearly three hours for another public hearing Wednesday night, but in the end the Albany City Council voted 5-1 to approve a project for the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street, where three dilapidated old houses were demolished a year ago.


House repairs lead to lengthy hearing

Written June 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you want to punish someone in Albany, you can sentence them to watch a hearing before the city’s Landmarks Commission. That’s my impression as I am following the proceedings before this board on Wednesday night, now going into its fourth hour just after 9 p.m.


From Oxford House to a family’s home

Written October 28th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A bike ride in Monday’s sunshine took me past 331 Montgomery St. S.E., an address in Albany’s Hackleman Historic District where a remarkable story is taking place.


Why hearings on steps, door? It’s the code

Written July 10th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Landmarks Advisory Commission spent only about half an hour Wednesday night to conduct two “quasi-judicial” public hearings and then approve minor alterations on the alley side of buildings facing First Avenue.


 
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