A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Taking Kmart’s place is … what?

Written November 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A request to divide the tax lot occupied by the former Kmart store in Albany has touched off rumors in City Hall and elsewhere about what if anything might go there. The big question: Is Winco Foods involved? Good answers were impossible to come by on Monday night.

This ‘village’ still lacks a store

Written February 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

So much for land use planning and zoning. It doesn’t do the public much good if the economy — meaning the real world — doesn’t play along. In North Albany, zoning called for the creation of a “village center.”

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