HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Hub City Village: When it aims to be done

Written June 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now that construction on Hub City Village has started, when will this planned unit development of 27 small houses in Albany be ready for otherwise homeless people to move in?


Former gas station site may get a restaurant

Written February 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A new restaurant may be built on the former site of a gas station on the corner of Pacific Boulevard and Madison Street in Albany if the new owners go through with their plans.


A new intersection feature: Thermal detectors

Written January 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Following up on the new signal installations on two Albany highways, here’s a revelation: Yes, ODOT did put in new cameras, but they look not for vehicles but for people on foot.


Later this year, major work along Queen

Written January 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

This summer, get ready for a big reconstruction project on the west end of Queen Avenue, a key traffic route in Albany.


Watching sports fields grow at Albany Y

Written December 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Now and then the bike takes me along 34th Avenue, where for the past year or so construction has been progressing on the ambitious sports complex being built by the Mid Willamette Family YMCA.


Looking up at signals, and here’s why

Written December 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There was a reason I parked at Waverly Park and started walking around, craning my neck and pointing my phone at the new signal installations on Pacific Boulevard, at Albany Avenue on one side and Airport Road on the other.


ODOT’s Albany projects: Here’s an update

Written October 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

No doubt you have been wondering about ODOT’s safety projects on Pacific Boulevard and Santiam Highway in Albany. Are they ever going to get finished?


 
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