Auburn, Ala. – Adjacent to Auburn University’s campus, Downtown Auburn has been an anchor for the City and the University for decades. Downtown events, businesses, retail stores, restaurants and churches make downtown Auburn the center of University and City life. In recent years, through the citizen survey, Auburn residents have identified the need for downtown improvements including increased parking, improved maintenance and more outdoor dining venues. In 2012, Auburn residents approved a downtown improvements project that includes the Gay Street parking lot, currently nearing completion. In May, the Auburn City Council approved funding for a Downtown Master Plan to improve downtown and meet the future needs of citizens and visitors. Auburn’s Downtown Master Plan aims to expand the current urban core southward and westward and develop a unified vision that serves all Auburn residents.
The Downtown Master Plan will be developed with significant public input to ensure that it reflects the needs and interests of local residents and businesses. The City of Auburn invites you to participate in the plan-making process by attending the first public meeting on August 28 at 6:00 pm at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. This meeting will be the first of many opportunities for public input during this planning process.
The City wants your involvement in this process. For more information, contact Justin Steinmann with the City of Auburn Planning Department at 501-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Downtown Master Plan webpage at www.auburnalabama.org/downtown.