HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Edgewater Village: City marks its completion

Written February 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It took a while, but Albany city officials now have formally acknowledged the successful completion in 2020 of Edgewater Village, a development of 58 homes on the Willamette River that overcame tough challenges during the 17 years since it began.


Increase sought in CARA’s waterfront contract

Written January 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal program has been working on plans for redoing the Willamette riverfront for about three years. Now the city is getting ready to take the next step toward carrying out the plans.


City approves plan for riverfront lot

Written January 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany has approved a site plan for redoing a Water Avenue parking lot in order to make it fit in with the planned riverfront redevelopment. The estimated cost is $182,000.


 
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