HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Checking for problems along the track

Written September 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It is mid-day on Tuesday, and this is one small part of the passing Albany scene: The Portland & Western is doing a routine track inspection on the Water Avenue line.


Riverfront project: Albany candidates answer

Written September 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Whether the multimillion-dollar Albany Waterfront Project gets off the ground, and to what extent, will be up to the city council in office next year. At this point the project has the support of both candidates for mayor but only three of the seven running for the council.


Water Ave.: A future ‘plaza street’ in the smoke

Written September 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Here we’re looking at the west end of Albany’s Water Avenue, shrouded in wildfire smoke on Saturday afternoon. Now try to imagine this as a “plaza street” where traffic can be blocked for street fairs, the farmers’ market, or other public events. This — the plaza street idea — may survive as the only part […]


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.


It’s not corona; no, it’s just asphalt

Written April 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

New paving may not sound like an earthshaking development, but during these Days of Corona, if something has nothing to do with the virus it should be worth at least a brief look.


Water Avenue: A key in riverfront project

Written April 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

A rainy Saturday afternoon during the corona crisis may not be the best time to image how Albany’s Water Avenue could possibly be enhanced to make it attractive as a gateway to the Willamette River just on the other side.


Riverfront planning kicks off with open house

Written March 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s effort design and eventually build improvements along the downtown riverfront got off to a pretty good start Thursday. About 80 people, far more than usual at such events, showed up for an open house to learn about the project and offer their ideas. This is an effort funded by the Central Albany Revitalization Area […]


 
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