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.
Written January 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering
The news is mostly bad and getting worse, so let’s consider something completely different: What should Albany do with the remnants of long-abandoned railroad tracks in its streets?
Written December 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
Has it come to this — a story about an Albany puddle? Apparently so. But it’s a special puddle because in its silent way it poses a question: Why is it there?
Written September 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
It is mid-day on Tuesday, and this is one small part of the passing Albany scene: The Portland & Western is doing a routine track inspection on the Water Avenue line.
Written September 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
Whether the multimillion-dollar Albany Waterfront Project gets off the ground, and to what extent, will be up to the city council in office next year. At this point the project has the support of both candidates for mayor but only three of the seven running for the council.
Written September 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
Here we’re looking at the west end of Albany’s Water Avenue, shrouded in wildfire smoke on Saturday afternoon. Now try to imagine this as a “plaza street” where traffic can be blocked for street fairs, the farmers’ market, or other public events. This — the plaza street idea — may survive as the only part […]
Written May 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
Since it’s raining, this may be a good time to check out the various concepts Albany’s consultants have worked up for redoing the Willamette riverfront. And then to let them know what you think.