Plans for current and future Auburn projects were laid on the table at the State of the County and City luncheon in Auburn Thursday.
Noting that it was a “tough year for construction in downtown Auburn,” City Manager Jeff Dygert told the audience at the Holiday Inn that a lot was accomplished.
After being introduced by Auburn Mayor Michael Quill, who commended the Auburn Local Planning Committee for its work on selecting 18 Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects, Dygert tackled a hearty list of finished and almost completed city projects. The list included park improvements, infrastructure projects and municipal utility enhancements.
Auburn parks received a lot of attention this past year. The Owasco River Greenway Trail, Casey Park, Falcon Park all got some “love and attention,” Dygert said.
The Owasco Greenway trail, a 12-mile pedestrian and bicycle path that connects Emerson Park to Wadsworth Park, had a scenic overlook of the Owasco River installed on Genesee Street. Dygert said the project still has some work to be done, but it’s just about wrapped up.