As 2012 comes to a close, the Planning Department is focused on three major initiatives for the coming year. The first is implementation of the “Renew Opelika Road” plan that is scheduled for completion in December 2012. This effort will require modifications to our existing zoning regulations in order to encourage new development and redevelopment that will revitalize the Opelika Road corridor.
The second initiative is the commissioning of a Downtown Master Plan for Auburn. This comes on the heels of one of the major recommendations of CompPlan 2030, which was to expand the downtown west to Donahue Drive, north of campus, and south to Reese Avenue along the South College Street and South Gay Street corridors.
Last, but not least, is the continued implementation of other recommendations set forth in CompPlan 2030, including refinement of the land use plan for the new Auburn Technology Park Interchange (Exit 50) and review and refinement of impervious surface ratio (ISR) requirements in the City’s zoning ordinance.