Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects: Details on the plan being sent to Albany

By the end of the month, details on 18 Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects selected as finalists by the Auburn Local Planning Committee will be handed over to the state. State officials will then review each project's plan before the list is trimmed one last time.

Over the course of months, a preliminary list of 29 projects that requested a collective $21.7 million in state funding was reduced by the LPC. Together, the 18 projects that made it this far are requesting $13.5 million in DRI funds. It will be up to the state to further shrink the total requested funds to fit the $10 million budget that Auburn was awarded by the governor.

Designed to boost future downtown development, the state DRI program is designed to incorporate public feedback. At the program's fourth and final public workshop, a rundown of each project was presented to the Auburn community.

Below are the details for those projects still competing for a piece of the DRI pie. Committee members with direct connections to projects on this list abstained from voting on their inclusion. The list is unranked, as none of the projects are preferred over others by the committee.

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