HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

4th and Calapooia: Another step in this saga

Written April 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you’re like me, you look forward to the day when the property at this Albany street corner will drop out of the local news. But that day is some time off.


And now, a site plan at 4th and Calapooia

Written January 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street in Albany has been in the news for years, but not lately. So how about an update?


Fourth and Calapooia: Ignore the old signs

Written December 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The two signs on the northeast corner of Fourth and Calapooia in Albany don’t mean anything. The signs were still there Sunday. But the public hearing they advertise was held months ago, and as of last week the corner lot showed no sign of pending development.


Appeals board faults city on ‘Calapooia Court’

Written May 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Since 2018 Mark and Tina Siegner of Albany have tried to develop housing where three historic but dilapidated houses stood at the northeast corner of Calapooia Street and Fourth Avenue. Now the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has found procedural faults with the city council’s latest approval of their project and once again sent […]


Calapooia Court not yet in the clear

Written July 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Calapooia Court, the plan for two buildings in Albany’s Monteith Historic District, has cleared one hurdle but is not yet approved for construction.


Council approves ‘Calapooia Court,’ 5-1

Written June 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It took nearly three hours for another public hearing Wednesday night, but in the end the Albany City Council voted 5-1 to approve a project for the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street, where three dilapidated old houses were demolished a year ago.


Landmarks denial appealed to Albany council

Written June 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany City Council will once again be asked to decide what happens on the corner lot of Fourth and Calapooia where it authorized the demolition of three historic but dilapidated houses last year.


 
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