HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Woodland Square on track to start

Written May 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The transformation of Woodland Square, the dilapidated trailer park on Periwinkle Creek in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood, is about to start in earnest. Seventeen trailers used to be there, and only two remain. “Both these folks have places to go,” says Julie Garver of Innovative Housing Inc. “They will be moving in the next couple of […]


Albany news: Woodland Square gets boost

Written November 8th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Big news for an Albany neighborhood: Woodland Square, an urban renewal project supported by CARA, has won state approval of the tax credits it needed to go ahead. The project will replace the trailer park at Salem Avenue and Pine Street with a 54-unit apartment complex. Construction is expected to start in June 2014, the […]


Woodland Square: An update

Written July 14th, 2013 by

At Albany’s Woodland Square trailer park, the plan is still for Innovative Housing Inc., a Portland developer of affordable housing, to turn the site into a 54-unit complex for working people. But the $10.6 million project hinges on state approval of grants and federal low-income housing tax credits, and that request is “still pending,” Julie Garver […]


 
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