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Imagine Auburn Workshop Series Open to All Community Members

The Imagine Auburn team invites the Auburn community to participate in our upcoming Workshop Series. This sequence of gatherings will focus on exploring, creating and envisioning a new future for Auburn’s Commercial Core. These workshops build directly upon community feedback from the survey and interviews conducted this winter and are the peak of outreach for Auburn’s new form-based code (FBC). The community’s vision will provide a clear view of the desired intentions for the future building environment in the FBC area and allow the team to begin the final coding process.

Participants will have the opportunity to play a vital role in the overall design decision-making and dialog on various topics, all aimed to produce local solutions to challenges and opportunities unique to Auburn. The team hopes to have a variety of community members participate, to supply a vision that represents all generations and walks of life within the region. Food and beverage will be available for all participants. The team encourages participants to partake in all three workshops, as each one builds on the other, to provide the best feedback and results for the project.

Explore - Workshop 1

Tuesday, March 28th from 3:30pm to 6:00pm at Old Town Pizza in the Gold Country Fairgrounds

How well do you know Auburn? Put your experience to the test exploring the dynamics that shape our city. Activities dive deeper into the top topics from Imagine Auburn’s survey results. This is a way to see how your perspective relates to that of others and start defining opportunities and solutions for Imagine Auburn to work on. Pizza will be served and a happy hour will follow for open dialog with the design team.

Create - Workshop 2

Tuesday, April 11th from 3:30pm to 6:00pm, location to be determined

Have you ever wanted to design a city? How about reshaping Auburn itself? Come play Imagine Auburn’s city board game. The final game boards will help the design team by providing them with concepts to merge into a commercial core vision plan.

Envision - Workshop 3

Tuesday, April 25th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm, location to be determined

Can you find your ideas in the vision plan? Come see the pieces together and envision implementation.

Community members can register for the workshops or join the project’s email list through the project’s website,

A student-based workshop will also be held with Placer High School’s Key Club and Environmental Club near the end of March. The team is eager to hear the opinions of the community’s youngest members.

Imagine Auburn is the public outreach component for the Form Based Code project sponsored by the City of Auburn.


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