HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Waive fee to appeal? Council says no

Written July 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has refused to waive the fee that neighbors have to pay to make their case against “The Banks,” a proposed 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River.


City OKs increase in plans for ‘The Banks’

Written July 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany Community Development Department has approved an increase in the number of proposed apartments at “The Banks,” a planned housing complex on the Willamette River across Geary Street from Bowman Park.


Increase proposed in plan for apartments

Written June 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Developers of The Banks, a proposed riverfront apartment complex near Bowman Park, have asked for approval of a change in their site plan. They’d like to build 120 units, up from 105 the Albany Planning Commission approved last July. The city planning division has posted a notice of the application from Salem-based Willamette River View […]


 
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