A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why the ‘road closed’ sign is there

Written March 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

You can get to the Talking Water Gardens this week, but you’ll have to park a little farther away.

Keeping track of Hub City Village

Written December 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while, bike rides around Albany take me past 241 Waverly Drive S.E., where the Creating Housing Coalition is building 27 “tiny houses” in a compound it calls Hub City Village.

New rentals in S.E. Albany: Here’s an update

Written November 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Thirty-five rental units have been built at Waverly Drive and Grand Prairie Road in Albany. They have looked finished for months yet remain vacant. How come?

Panel gets an update on Hub City Village

Written October 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Construction of Hub City Village continues apace at 241 Waverly Drive S.E., and people hoping to live there there may be interested in what the Albany Community Development Commission was told last month.

Waiting for new bridge: three more years

Written August 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Because it’s on my bike route, the decrepit bridge across Cox Creek on Waverly Drive in Albany has been on my mind for years. It should be replaced, but getting this done will take a while longer.

New townhouse complex waiting for power

Written July 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Thirty-five new two-story apartments — the developers call them townhomes — in south Albany look like they’ve been finished for some time. On social media people have asked why they’re still vacant.

Hub City Village: When it aims to be done

Written June 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now that construction on Hub City Village has started, when will this planned unit development of 27 small houses in Albany be ready for otherwise homeless people to move in?

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