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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverside apartments post what they’ll cost

Written April 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Once again last week, the bike took me on the trail between the Willamette River and The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction near Bowman Park in Albany. Then, over the weekend, I noticed that the Salem-based developers have opened a website that shows the floor plans of different units and what they will […]


False alarm: No, river’s not contaminated

Written February 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

See that white sign there? On Thursday afternoon (Feb. 17) it warned people to avoid contact with “contaminated water” in the Willamette River below the construction site of The Banks, an apartment complex near Albany’s Bowman Park. Well, forget it. There was no contamination.


Archaeologists dig at Albany apartment site

Written August 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

An archaeological team continued working Monday at the construction site of “The Banks” apartment project near Bowman Park on the Willamette River. Exactly what they are finding, if anything, remains a matter of speculation.


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.


 
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