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Big changes coming to E Genesee St. property in Auburn

The City of Auburn is poised to begin the transformation of a long-vacant property at 22 East Genesee Street, moving past a significant hurdle with the completion of the state’s environmental quality review.

City Clerk Chuck Mason announced the progress during an interview with Finger Lakes News Radio, outlining plans to repurpose the building for retail and residential use.


The renovation project, aiming to rejuvenate the historic structure, is supported by two key grants: the Restore NY grant and the Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. This initiative is part of the broader effort under the City’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, reflecting Auburn’s commitment to urban renewal and economic development.

Additionally, the Restore NY grant has facilitated an $8.5 million Special Project Award for redeveloping the former Bombardier Transportation Facility at 151 Orchard Street. This project aims to attract supply chain companies to the area, especially in light of Micron’s arrival in Onondaga County.