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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Riverfront project includes work on crossings

Written November 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Plans for Albany’s riverfront call for improving crossings on the Water Avenue rail line, opening new ones and closing others. But the new or improved crossings won’t have to be protected with automatic arms.


Riverfront project: Check the final design

Written March 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany and its consultants, Walker Macy, have published the final designs of the proposed riverfront redevelopment project. They ask people to take a look at the details online.


Pushback, but riverfront project moves on

Written November 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s project to redevelop the Willamette riverfront is moving to the next stage in the design, but there was pushback Wednesday during a meeting of the CARA Advisory Board.


CARA board stalls on waterfront project

Written September 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The scope of Albany’s planned waterfront redevelopment remains unsettled after the advisory board of the city’s urban renewal district, CARA, this week could not agree on the details and a decision was put off.


Details emerge in Albany riverfront planning

Written July 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Building a new stage in Monteith Riverpark. Moving the senior center somewhere else in town and putting a market pavilion in its place. Making a boat landing down by the river.


Riverfront designs: a chance to speak up

Written May 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Since it’s raining, this may be a good time to check out the various concepts Albany’s consultants have worked up for redoing the Willamette riverfront. And then to let them know what you think.


 
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