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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Two years later: A look at completed site

Written March 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The bike occasionally takes me past the 1100 block on Sixth Avenue across from Hackleman Park in central Albany. Last week I noticed how the area has been spruced up with the completion of this building’s conversion to an apartment house.


East Albany Plan: It’s complicated

Written October 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Driving back to central Albany from east of I-5 might be more complicated in decades to come if one proposal for road system changes is carried out.


Albany drops ‘family’ from city codes

Written October 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For some reason, the word “family” has become a bad word in connection with housing and zoning, at least in the eyes of the Oregon legislature and the governor.


‘Honey Grove’ clears planning commission

Written March 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Here you can watch me taking a chance on reporting that something happened before it actually happened:


Hard to find: A volunteer for planning

Written January 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Finding a volunteer to serve on the Albany Planning Commission who lives in the city’s second ward has turned into a difficult challenge for Councilman Ray Kopczynski.


Doomed: Taking a last look at downtown tree

Written November 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

That big old black walnut tree at the back of a vacant lot in Albany is destined to be cut down, but on Nov. 10 it was still there, so I thought I’d take another photo or two.


 
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