A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Land division for 80 townhomes approved

Written May 10th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The City of Albany’s Community Development Department today approved a tentative land division for 80 townhomes in North Albany. The 7.4-acre site was originally planned for 22 single-family houses.

Imagine three hundred houses here instead

Written May 1st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s East Thornton Lake Natural Area looks particularly pastoral this spring. The area remains open, with flowers and trees instead of houses and streets, because of the foresight of four city council members in 2010.

Townhouse talk: A loss of local control

Written April 29th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division is preparing paperwork on a proposed subdivision of 80 townhouses off Gibson Hill Road in North Albany. Some people are upset about the project, but state law allows it and there’s not much they can do to prevent it.

What they’re building off N.W. 24th

Written April 17th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Four days ago, someone asked on the website Nextdoor: “Does anyone know what is being constructed up on Northwest 24th near the Benton Woods roundabout?” I had wondered the same thing when a bike ride took me past this location in North Albany on April 8.

N. Albany project switches to 80 townhouses

Written April 8th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A North Albany subdivision originally approved for 22 single-family homes has been built to accommodate 80 townhouses instead.

North Albany Park: New restroom coming

Written March 21st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

After years of planning for improvements at North Albany Park, Benton County is about to take the first step in that direction by replacing the old restroom building with a new one nearby.

N.A. Urgent Care back in operation

Written January 24th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The Urgent Care walk-in clinic of Samaritan Health Services in North Albany has reopened after storm damage was repaired, I learned on Wednesday afternoon.

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