HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the riverfront beat, a case of false alarm

Written January 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It looked like a serious situation, and it could have been, with Albany police and the fire department deployed on the banks of the Willamette River and a drone flying overhead.


On my riverfront beat: That leak is back

Written November 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Last year it looked as though they had fixed this apparent leak in a water main along Water Avenue in Albany. If they did, the fix didn’t last.


What’s to become of this vacant lot?

Written September 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council is getting ready to sell a one-acre lot off the Water Avenue railroad track, a parcel the city managed to get for nothing in 2013.


An infill project on Water Avenue

Written July 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Talk about infill! That’s the idea of building on vacant lots surrounded by established uses, and the latest proposal by Albany developer Scott Lepman certainly qualifies.


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.


Albany to borrow $16.9 million for riverfront

Written February 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany plans to borrow up to $16.9 million to pay for the city’s urban renewal project to redevelop Monteith Riverpark and parts of 14 blocks of Water Avenue along the Willamette River.


A fine afternoon for a February ride

Written February 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Circumstances kept me off the bike for more than a month. So I was glad to take advantage of the unseasonal sunshine Sunday afternoon by swinging a leg over the top tube and setting off for a little ride.


 
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