Written October 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
So what comes next for CARA, the central Albany urban renewal district? Mayor Sharon Konopa has an idea, and she mentioned it Saturday at the completion ceremony of the city’s two-year downtown streetscape project.
Written August 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Albany’s downtown renewal board may now be on its way to setting priorities for completing its mission. That’s the vague but hopeful main news from Wednesday’s monthly session of the CARA advisory board.
Written November 25th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
On Water Avenue, nearly half the street’s width has disappeared so that crossing gates can be installed at this gateway to the Edgewater Village development. Albany drivers may wonder if this is wise.
Written November 10th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
The Albany City Council has yet to decide what if anything to do with a block of vacant land it caused the BNSF railroad to hand over in 2013. But for now a previous benefit of the parcel — overflow parking at the popular Calapooia Brewing Co. restaurant across Water Avenue — has been lost.
Written October 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
Things have been quiet on my waterfront beat, but there’s stuff going on, mainly including the installation of a new and improved railroad crossing at Water Avenue and Hill Street, a main entrance to the Edgewater Village development.
Written July 19th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
On a bike ride along the Albany riverfront, I could not help noticing that segments of Water Avenue now have a nice new surface. Could the same kind of treatment be a solution for the many old city streets where the potholes resemble craters on the moon?
Written December 7th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Architecturally speaking, downtown Albany would be a more exciting place if there was a way to carry out any of several redevelopment designs worked up by students at the University of Oregon.
Written August 12th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
You’d expect a zombie to look a lot worse than this tidy little house. But that’s what it is — a zombie foreclosure in real estate lingo, abandoned before somebody sues to take the place.
Written August 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
If you drive along Albany’s riverfront, you will have noticed that work began today on the second phase of rebuilding Water Avenue and the railroad track in the middle of it.
Written September 19th, 2013 by
A paving crew from Knife River Corp. was making swift work Wednesday of resurfacing a section of Albany’s Water Avenue. The street is being repaved after the Portland & Western rebuilt its rail line in the middle of the street from Main to Harrison. The section from Harrison to Geary — both rails and pavement […]