A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Waterfront Project shows visible progress

Written May 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

When you’re away for a week and then come back, you’re likely to notice progress even when day-to-day changes are small and easy to miss. I got back Monday and noticed at least a couple of things about the Albany Waterfront Project.

City wants to vacate two riverside streets

Written May 8th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The Albany city staff will start proceedings to vacate two sections of city streets ending at the Willamette River, including one where the city has just spent a fortune on rebuilding an intersection and railroad crossing.

Waterfront Project: 2 months to grand opening

Written May 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If you were looking for a shorthand progress report on Albany’s Waterfront Project, and even if you weren’t, City Manager Peter Troedsson provided one on Friday.

Keeping track as crossings change

Written April 26th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Having been away for a week, I took the bike back to the Albany Waterfront Project on Friday. As I had expected, my usual point of access to the Dave Clark Riverfront Path had been torn up.

Looking in as Monteith Park is rebuilt

Written April 15th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Once again the construction gate was ajar and no one seemed to be around on Monday afternoon, so the bike and I snuck into Monteith Riverpark to look at how the park’s reconstruction was coming along.

Digging deep: Rebuilding crossing at park

Written March 23rd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

My usual riverfront bike route goes past Albany’s Monteith Riverpark, where a contractor for the Portland & Western Railroad now is rebuilding the crossing at the entrance to the park.

Waterfront Project: Checking on stage etc.

Written March 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The new stage at Monteith Riverpark looks almost finished, and on Tuesday I took advantage of an open gate in the construction fence to walk in and take a closer look.

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