A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
The first signs appeared last week that 107 apartments planned off Geary Street near Queen Avenue are now going to get built.
One of my bike routes through Albany takes me along the Perwinkle Bikepath, and on it you can see different kind of sights, from wildlife to trash.
Owners of the former Mega Foods supermarket property are asking the City of Albany to approve dividing the 4.8-acre tract and to rezone the southern section to allow construction of 42 apartments.
Albany city officials have an idea for an improved walking and biking trail along the south side of the Willamette River. The “multi-use path” would follow the route of an existing dirt track that links Bowman and Simpson parks.
On a leisurely ride down the Periwinkle Bikepath Saturday, a great blue heron caught my eye. So I stopped a few minutes to watch.
Somebody was alarmed by what she had seen near the north end of Albany’s Periwinkle Bike Path, and she wanted something done.
With the sun out on Monday afternoon, it looked as though these flowering trees along Albany’s Periwinkle Creek jumped the gun on celebrating the arrival of spring.