HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the riverfront: What kind of development?

Written September 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With nothing more urgent on my plate, I stopped on the Albany riverfront Tuesday evening to look around. What I saw was nothing sensational or new, but it prompted me to say:


CARA opts to demolish old Wells Fargo branch

Written June 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The former Wells Fargo bank in downtown Albany is to be demolished and the site offered for sale to a developer who would build apartments.


At the old OER depot, envisioning the future

Written June 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It’s hard to imagine now what the old Oregon Electric Railway depot in Albany will be like once it has been fully restored and Sybaris Bistro has moved in. But Matt Bennett can imagine it very well, and he explained his ideas to me this week.


CARA’s riverfront project survives on 5-2 vote

Written May 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany is plowing ahead with its $16.2 million project to upgrade the Willamette riverfront, but it’s not a unanimous decision.


St. Francis: A new chapter starts downtown

Written April 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Another page is about to be turned in the continuing story of changes in Albany’s downtown. Pride Printing has occupied the ground floor of the former St. Francis Hotel for about 50 years, and now the business leaving.


On Albany’s riverfront, there’s a delay

Written April 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

So what’s happening on Albany’s much anticipated riverfront redevelopment project this year? Nothing, that’s what. And the city puts part of the blame for the delay on Putin’s war against Ukraine.


Albany’s CARA will check out Independence

Written April 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On April 20 the Albany City Council has scheduled a visit down the river to Independence to tour its downtown redevelopment project, which looks like a resounding success with a centeriece of a gleaming riverside hotel.


 
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