It was a full house at the Hilton Garden Inn Monday evening as the City of Auburn hosted a public workshop on the development of the former Kalet Department Store site at 1-7 State Street.
Kim Pearson and her husband own Nash’s across State Street from the now vacant lot. She tells Finger Lakes News Radio there is a lot of good ideas being floated, including one by Mayor Michael Quill at a meeting held last week.
Auburn Planning and Economic Development Director Jenny Haines says her department will take the suggestions from the workshop and get right to work.
Haines adds they hope to have construction documents completed by January, with construction on the plaza to begin in next spring.