Will Auburn’s downtown event plaza face more legal opposition?

Auburn city officials are optimistic that at least one of the two city-sponsored projects to receive funding through the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant will start rolling this year — and that’s despite a history of litigation at the site.

In July, state representatives came to Auburn to announce that two projects — one to construct a new public safety complex, the other to create a downtown event plaza — will receive a significant amount of state aid. Details to build the event plaza, which will eventually fill an empty, city-owned lot at 1-7 State St., could be finalized before the end of the year, according to state records.

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