HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


More crossing arms on Water? Not in the plans

Written February 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Will ODOT require automatic gates, lights and bells at any of the new Water Avenue railroad crossings being planned as part of Albany’s riverfront redevelopment project?


City files for review of riverfront renovation

Written January 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany is taking another step toward redeveloping the Willamette riverfront. One department of the city government has applied to another for approval of a site plan and related permits for making changes in Monteith Riverpark, on the Dave Clark Path, and along Water Avenue.


Vacant city lot remains, well, undecided

Written January 24th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The future of a 1-acre vacant lot, owned by the city of Albany in the middle of the Edgewater Village development off Water Avenue, remains uncertain today.


 
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