HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Can the Wells Fargo project be saved?

Written February 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The outlook for the redevelopment of the city-owned former Wells Fargo branch downtown looks uncertain now, but the city council has given the would-be developer three more months to see if the project is financially feasible.

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CARA still coy about Fargo offers, but …

Written May 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal agency continues to be shy about naming the parties that offered to acquire the former Wells Fargo branch in the heart of downtown. But it plans to decide on selling the building to one of them the next time the CARA advisory board meets, which is June 19.


CARA buys former Wells Fargo branch

Written February 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Last October, the Albany City Council authorized the city staff to negotiate to buy the former Wells Fargo Bank branch at First Avenue and Broadalbin Street. On Friday, the city closed on the purchase for $1.5 million.


CARA wants to buy a downtown property

Written October 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal agency will try to buy a downtown property. They don’t want the public to know which one, but it sounds like the building and parking lot of the former Wells Fargo branch on First Avenue.


Two downtown banks: Keeping track

Written September 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

One downtown Albany bank stands empty while another is setting up a mobile unit to use as a temporary branch.


A downtown bank branch will close

Written May 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Rumors that Wells Fargo was about to close its downtown Albany branch had been circulating for weeks before the bank confirmed them Monday. The downtown urban renewal board will hold a closed-to-the-public meeting Wednesday to consider real estate transactions, and the idea of buying the building for its parking may well come up.


 
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