HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


In North Albany woodland, reducing the risk

Written September 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Benton County parks department is about to start cutting down more trees in what it calls the North Albany Natural Area, and it wants people to know why this has to be done.


Small district’s water service is assured

Written September 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Customers in the Dumbeck Lane Water District got reassuring news Wednesday. Arrangements have been made for continued water service after their small district outside the urban growth boundary in North Albany goes out of business this fall.


North Albany housing project: Another step

Written July 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Portland owner of about 15 acres in North Albany has taken another preliminary step in a project to build 195 townhomes and duplexes on the land.


Offer for city land in N.A.: Save it as is

Written July 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Three years ago I got a look at a piece of wooded city-owned land in North Albany that included a meadow running down to a pond. The city is planning to sell the property, and the owner of a neighboring property has offered to buy and preserve it as a kind of private nature reserve.


Repaving Gibson Hill: Wait till next year

Written May 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Many North Albany commuters have learned to dodge the cracks and rough spots in the pavement on Gibson Hill Road, which is good because they’ll have to do so for at least another year.


 
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