HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A plan for the corner of Santiam and Main

Written January 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Yohn Baldwin has filed the site plan for a proposed development on the corner of Santiam Road and Main Street in Albany. But whether the project goes ahead may depend on how much the city requires to be done on Main.


Still for sale: Vacant Cumberland lot

Written May 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany is hoping to sell the former site of the historic Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a property that the Public Works Department acquired in 2000 for $150,000. But as of today, the vacant lot is still for sale.


Cumberland: A center in search of events?

Written September 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Since at least February 2014, the Albany City Council has been trying to get rid of the historic Cumberland Church it bought for $150,000 20 years ago. Now this may finally get done, but if the plan works, it’s going to cost private donors around a million dollars or more.


One man’s big ideas for old church

Written March 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

On Monday I had a cup of coffee and a piece of apple pie at Universal Coffee while the owner, Alex Contreras, told me about his ideas for the old church across the parking lot. And ambitious ideas they are, ideas he hopes can help bridge what sometimes looks like an Albany cultural divide.


 
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