Downtown Auburn was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in Central New York.
The City of Auburn is the second largest city in Central New York. Recent public and private investment, local planning efforts, and capital infrastructure projects have catalyzed downtown’s redevelopment. However, there is still work to be done along the City’s riverfront, transportation corridors, and arts district that comprise the DRI investment area and provide the greatest potential for vacant property revitalization and corridor enhancement. The City is seeking to keep the momentum of recent development going by mending a historic downtown damaged by urban renewal and revitalizing vacant brownfield and riverfront properties. To leverage DRI funds, City leadership has embraced a “#This Place Matters” campaign to achieve $40 million of public-private funds to invest in downtown.