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Riverside trail: Passage blocked at Bowman

Written May 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In a story on April 25, I wondered whether the trail along the Willamette River between Bowman and Simpson parks would stay open during the construction of The Banks, a 120-unit apartment complex. As of Thursday night, the answer was yes and no.


City schedules public hearing on ‘The Banks’

Written January 17th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Once again the Albany Planning Commission is faced with having to decide the fate of “The Banks,” a proposed 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River across Geary Street from Bowman Park.


Riverside apartments get renewed city OK

Written December 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany city planning staff Monday approved — again — a site plan for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex just east of Bowman Park on the Willamette River.


Another try for ‘The Banks’ apartments

Written October 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Despite neighborhood opposition, developers of “The Banks” apartments are not giving up. They are initiating a new land-use application for a complex of 120 units, the same plan rejected by the Albany Planning Commission just a few weeks ago.


Planning board rejects ‘The Banks’ changes

Written August 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Developers of “The Banks,” an apartment project they want to build on the Willamette River near Bowman Park, ran into a snag Monday when the Albany Planning Commission said no to changes in their plans.


Residents plead for their quiet neighborhood

Written August 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

About 50 people are asking the Albany Planning Commission to reject changes in plans for a 120-unit apartment complex they fear would wipe out the main attraction of their neighborhood — its livability with quiet, tree-lined streets. Forty-seven residents signed a petition, and others added statements of their own, against proposed changes in plans for […]


Neighbors pay the fee and appeal ‘The Banks’

Written July 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Neighbors opposed to the proposed 120-unit apartment complex called The Banks have passed the hat and collected enough money to cover the filing fee for an appeal, and today the appeal was filed.


 
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