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Auburn City Council authorizes improvements to State St. Public Plaza

More improvements are coming to the State St. Public Plaza in Auburn.

Plaza will receive new paving, sidewalks, and pavers

Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says the project has come in under budget, allowing the City Council to appropriate funds for new paving, sidewalks, and the replacement of broken concrete pavers in the area between Genesee and Dill Streets.

The council approved a change order at its last meeting authorizing Crane-Hogan Structural Systems to do the work. The plaza is part of the city’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization project. From the city website:

“Centrally located in downtown Auburn, the State Street Public Plaza project will redevelop the site of the former Kalet’s Department Store into a public space. Improvements include filling the site, installation of pavement treatments, retaining walls, ornamental piers, electrical service, lighting and ground outlets, storm utility work, landscaping, and site amenities. This project was identified as a priority project in round 3 of the New York State, Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and will be partially funded through the program.”

Funding for this project totals $1.578 million ($1 million through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Program; $178,114 from the Emerson Foundation accepted by City Council on July 1, 2021; and, $400,000. financed by the City Council by bond authorization in 2021.

Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason below.