A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
The Albany City Council is getting ready to sell a one-acre lot off the Water Avenue railroad track, a parcel the city managed to get for nothing in 2013.
Envision a little pocket park at this corner, with parking spaces behind it and three or four businesses in what now is the warehouse at the back.
More housing. That’s what may be in store for a vacant property the city of Albany owns along the old Oregon Electric Railway track on Water Avenue.
What has happened with the empty lot and water tank at 370 Burkhart St. since the Albany City Council voted to sell it last winter? Not much. The property remains as unused as it has for decades.