HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City proposes a use for former RR land

Written January 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

More housing. That’s what may be in store for a vacant property the city of Albany owns along the old Oregon Electric Railway track on Water Avenue.


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.


Plan to increase parking on riverfront lot

Written August 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division has invited public comment on what seems to be the first work proposed as part of the city’s Waterfront Project — making changes on Water Avenue between the two highway bridges including the city-owned parking lot there.


Revisiting a perplexing, puzzling puddle

Written May 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

We may or may not come back to important matters. But in the meantime, here’s an update on a perplexing puzzle along Albany’s Water Avenue: The puddle that won’t go away.


On the riverfront: New use for historic building

Written April 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A construction fence blocking a Water Avenue parking lot drew my attention as I rode past on my bike. So I stopped to see what was up.


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.


 
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