HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the riverfront, ‘an exciting change’

Written April 30th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

My riverfront beat is rarely quiet for long: Saturday night, it turns out, was the last time a scheduled wedding was held at Albany’s Wheelhouse because it no longer will serve as an “event center.” That’s the word from Janet Johnson, who along with her husband, Dave, owns the landmark building on Water Avenue.


Riverfront beat: Wheelhouse update

Written September 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On the riverfront beat, there’s an encouraging update from the Wheelhouse, which became an instant landmark on the Willamette River when it was completed in 2010. Much of the four-story building sat vacant in the years since then, but now it is filling up.


A roadblock on Columbus N.E.

Written August 29th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

As far as at-grade railroad crossings go, the one on Albany’s Northeast Columbus Street wasn’t exactly a busy one. Now it’s even less busy because the street has been closed where it crosses the track.


Let CARA do its job: Revival

Written May 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

CARA, Albany’s downtown urban renewal district, will hold a public open house Wednesday (June 4) to collect suggestions on which “public infrastructure” projects it should pursue. But hanging over the agency now is the proposal to use its funding to help pay for the central fire station and expansion of the police headquarters. Tempting though that idea […]


 
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