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Service at the Heart of BPD’s Growth and Development

When she entered Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning,  Amy Schweitzer thought her future was in architecture. She quickly found out, though, that it wasn’t the field of study she wanted to pursue. “Architecture seemed more about high-end design, and I was more interested in the practicality and functionality of design,” she explains. “I […]

Lifelong Career of Enjoying Daily Work

Twenty-five years with an employer these days is quite impressive. And, for Todd Sattison, it is especially noteworthy. As he begins his 25th year with the City of Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department, he steps into the role of WPC Superintendent. It’s a role that he’s trained for his entire career as he’s held […]

30-Year Zoning Ordinance Updated and Modernized

By Amy Schweitzer – Building, Planning and Development Over the past two years, Building, Planning and Development (BPD) has worked with the Plan Commission to revise the city’s zoning and subdivision control ordinances and create a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO becomes effective on March 18, 2019. While there have been updates to […]

2018: A Year of Revitalization

By Norm Yoder, Mayor, City of Auburn If one word were to sum up Auburn in 2018, I think it would be revitalization. Throughout the city, we strived to bring new life and vitality. This was most visible with the Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project. This project, funded in part by a $500,000 grant […]

Sixth and Main Revitalization Project Pours New Life into Downtown

By Amy Schweitzer, Administrator, Department of Building, Planning & Development This past February, the City launched the Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project to invest in vital infrastructure improvements in Downtown Auburn. The project—which was funded in part by a $500,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs—is now complete! If you’ve […]