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Downtown Revitalization Efforts Include Streetlight Upgrades

By Chris Schweitzer, General Manager, City of Auburn Electric Department The City of Auburn and Auburn Electric have launched a streetlight upgrade program for downtown and other primary corridors. Beginning with a pilot project this week, residents will begin to see existing “cobra head” streetlights replaced with decorative LED fixtures. These upgrades are an important […]

Designate Auburn’s West Side as State Opportunity Zone

By Amy Schweitzer, Department of Building, Planning & Development The City of Auburn has a big opportunity in front of us, and we need your help by Friday, March 23. One DeKalb County Census Tract (or area) is eligible to be designated an Opportunity Zone for the next 10 years. For Auburn, that Census Tract […]

The Heart of Downtown: Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project Begins

By Amy Schweitzer, Administrator, Department of Building, Planning & Development You may have seen mentions on the city’s social media pages or via our new app about construction on Sixth and Main streets. Most recently, Auburn Electric performed some work to get the area ready for burying existing overhead utilities. As the weather improves, construction […]

Auburn Community Pool: Next Steps

By Norman Yoder, Mayor of Auburn There’s been a lot of discussion about the Auburn Community Pool especially after it was announced that this past summer was its last one of operation. Many want the city to keep the pool open. I understand those sentiments. The pool has been a community asset for 60 years. […]

A Record Year for BPD and Growth in Auburn

By Amy Schweitzer, Director, Building, Planning & Development By all accounts, 2016 was a record year for growth in Auburn. The Department of Building, Planning and Development (BPD), which serves as the clearinghouse for any type of development in the city, issued 1,329 permits—the highest on record. The City of Auburn’s Building Inspector conducted an […]