Auburn creates city center district to control downtown zoning

Auburn has created a new zoning area called the City Center District (CCD). (Courtesy City of Auburn, GA)

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Auburn has created a new zoning area called the City Center District (CCD). (Courtesy City of Auburn, GA)

As Auburn continues working toward creating a new downtown development area while at the same time maintaining the city’s historic side, the city has created a new zoning area called the City Center District (CCD) on property with frontage on Fifth Avenue (Atlanta Highway), and/or Sixth Avenue.

The city hopes the CCD will help bring new residential development and community facilities that compliment and support each other. This new category calls for a conceptual master development plan, approved by the city council.

The new zoning requires at least two types of housing, at least one civic building, and publicly owned or accessible park, garden, open space or other recreational facility. The zoning also requires “conservation of spaces recognizing and honoring the historical agrarian use of the land, an efficient network of streets and trails, and a mix of uses that decrease reliance on automobile usage and encourage alternative transportation.”