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Auburn hosts meeting on neighborhood plans

The City of Auburn is developing an updated downtown and neighborhood revitalization strategy for the areas that include the Downtown, New Auburn and the Union Street/PAL Center areas. Much of the strategy will be drawn from work that has already been completed and adopted by the City Council, but resident feedback on priorities, areas of interest and even new ideas are being sought. To do this, the City will host a community meeting, facilitated by a consultant from Planning Decisions, on Wednesday, August 5 at 6 p.m. at Auburn Hall.

This strategy document will summarize policies and plans to provide guidance on investment decisions and redevelopment in the City, including the pursuit of state and federal resources to leverage private investments in these neighborhoods. Plans adopted and being compiled for this document include the City’s 2011 Comprehensive Plan, the Auburn Downtown Action Plan for Tomorrow (ADAPT), the New Auburn Master Plan, the 2015 CDBG Consolidated Plan, the Five Year Capital Improvement Plan and other related documents.

“The City has adopted a number of different plans to support bringing new life back to these historic neighborhoods,” said City Manager Howard Kroll. “To help us maintain focus on our efforts, we are now seeking to pull these plans into one document, and this presents a great opportunity to hear from the community and those living in and investing in these neighborhoods about how we should prioritize, or even if they have new suggestions for us to consider.”

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