The nuts and bolts of the process of developing the projects in the Auburn Downtown Revitalization plan were the main talking points of the first planning committee meeting held on Tuesday afternoon at Auburn Public Theater.
Bergman Associates Project Manager Kimberly Baptiste tells Finger Lakes News Radio there will be monthly meetings through March, but the timeline for the work on the projects that make the final cut is not set in stone.
The Local Planning Committee voted to extend the period for open submissions of new proposals for downtown projects. However, Sean McLeod raised a concern that minority business owners and entrepreneurs may not have gotten the message.
McLeod added the DRI award may have come on the back of the increasing impact of Harriet Tubman’s legacy in Auburn and Cayuga County, but minority business are not reaping the benefits.
The next scheduled public meeting is scheduled for October 23 at a location to be determined. More information on the DRI project and the application for a project proposal can be found online.