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Developer seeks tax breaks on Auburn project, says it will create 57 jobs

Ryan Coe of RJC Development is seeking final approval to develop a vacant, commercially-zoned piece of land on John Walsh Boulevard in Auburn.

Coe, who owns a landscaping and excavating company, is launching a new company focused on servicing medium-to-heavy-duty trucks and auto vehicles. He hopes to add 57 employees as part of this expansion.

In 2021, the City of Auburn approved Coe’s purchase of the vacant lot behind Walmart. The city Planning Board approved Coe’s site plan in February 2022.

The project to build a 17,280-square-foot structure on the vacant property is anticipated to cost $2.4 million. The Auburn Industrial Development Authority will hold a public hearing on RJC’s request for sales tax breaks and property tax relief on Wednesday, March 16, according to The Citizen. The proposed tax breaks come to $800,120 in total.