A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City OK’s crossing construction contract

Written September 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For someone in a wheelchair, trying to cross the railroad track on Water Avenue to reach the Dave Clark Path is an arduous adventure if it’s possible at all.

Council moves ahead with Obie plans

Written September 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A plan to have Obie Companies of Eugene consider developing part of the Albany waterfront with mixed-use buildings is moving ahead.

Albany plans to sell 3 lots for development

Written September 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have been preparing to sell three downtown parking lots on Water Avenue to Obie Companies Inc., of Eugene, with the goal of develping them with mixed-use buildings.

Albany working with firm on downtown hotel

Written June 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have been working with Obie Companies, a Eugene developer, to explore the possibility of building a downtown hotel and related amenities, City Manager Peter Troedsson announced on Monday.

Waterfront conversion: Phase 2 approved

Written April 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s contractor on the riverfront now has the green light to proceed with the second half of the effort, the transformation of about four blocks on the west end of Water Avenue.

Why this boardwalk is there (version 2)

Written April 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Friday’s bike ride I stopped for a minute on the riverfront boardwalk below the Ellsworth Street Bridge.

Ten years later, it’s still a vacant lot

Written April 7th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was 10 years ago that the city of Albany persuaded the BNSF railroad company to hand over ownership of nearly an acre of vacant land on Water Avenue.

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