HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


CARA gets a look at riverfront designs

Written May 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s downtown urban renewal advisory board got a preview Wednesday of various ways in which the city’s riverfront could be dressed up. Whether any of it ever gets done is uncertain, but the board members generally liked what they saw.


Riverfront redesign project gets green light

Written October 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A team of consultants led by Walker Macy, a Portland firm, now has the approval of Albany’s urban renewal agency to gather public opinion and then make plans for redeveloping the city’s Willamette Riverfront.


Riverfront development question: How much?

Written August 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany may spend up to $20 million in urban renewal funds to redevelop its Willamette riverfront, including 14 blocks of Water Avenue from Washington Street to Main, but the potential price tag is getting some pushback from at least two members of the city council.


Next on the riverfront: Hiring consultants

Written July 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany is getting ready to pick a firm of consultants to design a remake of the city’s Willamette riverfront from Washington Street in the west to Main Street in the east.


 
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