HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront project: Check the final design

Written March 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany and its consultants, Walker Macy, have published the final designs of the proposed riverfront redevelopment project. They ask people to take a look at the details online.


Riverfront designs: a chance to speak up

Written May 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Since it’s raining, this may be a good time to check out the various concepts Albany’s consultants have worked up for redoing the Willamette riverfront. And then to let them know what you think.


Imagine: A riverboat used to tie up here

Written October 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Looking at the steel pilings in the Willamette River off Albany’s Monteith Riverpark, you wonder if they’ll be put to use ever again.


Hoping for a park bridge, some day

Written June 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

There are practical reasons why a footbridge across the Calapooia River between Monteith and Bryant parks has not been rebuilt, but the idea of summertime link between these popular parks is still a good idea.


Riverfront path: there’ll be light

Written December 17th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If everything goes according to plan, Albany’s Dave Clark Path will have new lighting starting next spring — at the cost of about $352,800 — and people using the place after dark will be able to see where they’re going. And if the police are called, officers will have a better view of what’s going […]


Historic bridge piers: In the way

Written July 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

From the Department of Thinking Up Problems That No One Has Raised: When is somebody going to do something about those piers that mess up Albany’s Monteith Riverpark? Probably never, but that doesn’t mean we can’t think about it.


Lighting the Dave Clark Path: A tryout

Written April 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Dave Clark Path will be much brighter at night — and presumably safer — once the city goes ahead with its plan to install new lights along the riverside trail and in Monteith Riverpark. How much brighter? Well, take a look at the video taken during a demonstration Thursday night of just how the fixtures would work.


 
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