A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany lists former bank lot for sale

Written May 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The former site of the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Albany has been put on the market for a listed price of $310,000 and, according to a city official, has attracted quite a bit of interest.

Riverfront project: Report from open house

Written May 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Among all the drawings and displays at Monday’s public open house on Albany’s Waterfront Project, which is now under construction, this is the chart I found most informative.

OLd boardwalk to remain unchanged

Written April 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The boardwalk overlooking the Willamette River under the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany will remain unchanged by the city’s riverfront improvement plan, I learned today.

The pace of demolition: Keeping track

Written March 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In case you’re keeping track, this is how far the demolition of the former bank building at First and Broadalbin in downtown Albany had progressed by Friday afternoon.

Think ahead to kids playing here in ’24

Written February 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Sunday was another cold day in February. I took one more bike ride to Albany’s Monteith Riverpark, where on Saturday more trees were cut down.

Tree cutting under way at riverfront

Written February 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Tree cutting began Thursday along Albany’s Willamette Riverfront to prepare for the city’s “Waterfront Project.” Posted signs said the operation would go through Feb. 28.

Fence signals demolition of former bank

Written February 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The first result of the pending demolition of the former Wells Fargo branch in downtown Albany is that parking has become more scarce, for now anyway.

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