Auburn community wants green space, art, stage at State Street lot

Auburn residents were given the opportunity to share their thoughts on what elements they would like to see incorporated into the city’s redevelopment of the 1-7 State St. property during a public meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn on Monday night.

An economic analysis conducted as part of the Auburn SPARKS initiative determined the former Kalet’s department store lot would be best suited as an outdoor, public use space. The city recently hired consulting firm Bergmann Associates to design the site, as well as conduct the environmental site assessment. Ted Liddell, a landscape architect with Bergmann, led the meeting.

During the meeting, the community had the opportunity to participate in two activities to give their opinions and ideas. Auburn students from the Blueprint II program attended the meeting.

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