The city of Auburn has hired a firm to finish the design work for the first phase of the Saugahatchee Blueway-Greenway project, which has been in motion since 2015.
The new Student-Housing Task Force — one of four task forces created by Mayor Ron Anders after assuming office in November — will begin meeting at the end of this month.
Construction is expected to start soon on streetscape improvements on South College Street between Donahue and Woodfield drives as part of the city and university's effort to create a gateway into the university and downtown.
At its meeting Thursday night, the Auburn Planning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to the City Council to amend the zoning ordinance to establish standards for a new type of performance residential housing use — academic detached dwelling units.
The Auburn Planning Commission got its first look at the Glenn/Dean Focus Area Study at its work session this week, while also reacquainting itself with the Harper Avenue Focus Area Study, which was put on hold earlier in the fall as the city decided how to deal with what's being called acad…
The Auburn City Council plans to consider suggestions from city staff on ways the city can start to honor Rosa Parks and her role in starting the civil rights movement.
A cottage housing project that was planned for Judd Avenue in northwest Auburn is now considered "dead" after the developer withdrew his conditional-use request from the Jan. 8 Auburn City Council meeting agenda on Tuesday morning.
At its regularly scheduled meeting next Thursday, the Auburn Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to amend the zoning ordinance to establish standards for a relatively new student-housing type — what the city is calling "academic detached dwelling units."
The Auburn Planning Commission will review proposed changes to the zoning ordinance and land-use plan that emerged from two studies focusing on the areas around Harper Avenue and the Glenn-Dean intersection at a work session on Tuesday.
Community members have now begun fundraising, costume planning and mentally preparing for the seventh annual Auburn Polar Plunge, where they will jump into roughly 35-degree water on behalf of the Lee County Special Olympics.
The Alabama Department of Transportation is moving forward with its plans to install a roundabout at the intersection of Farmville Road and North College Street.
Recently, the members of the new Diversity Task Force encouraged Auburn residents to reach out to them and participate in dialogue surrounding diversity and inclusion.
Auburn University will kick off its Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Celebration Week with a breakfast featuring Quinton Ross, president of Alabama State University, as the keynote speaker. The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Confer…
The Auburn community will have to wait just a bit longer for one Christmas present — the opening of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center.
It proved to be a busy year on The Plains, as Auburn elected a new mayor and council, downtown redevelopment continued and the city took steps forward on a number of initiatives. The following are the biggest and most consequential stories in Auburn that The Villager covered in 2018.
Auburn City Council members compromised and reached an unofficial consensus last week about how to approach appointments to boards and commissions.
With influenza and influenza-like illnesses on the rise throughout much of the state—including locally —East Alabama Medical Center officials have made the decision to put visitor restrictions in place at both EAMC and EAMC-Lanier.
In another affirmation of its drive forward to excellence, Auburn University achieved a research milestone this week — being elevated to an “R1” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Because of community donations through BigHouse Foundation, nearly 300 foster and adoptive children will wake up to gifts under the tree on Christmas morning.
Many residents of northwest Auburn spoke out against a planned cottage housing development, which is seeking conditional use approval from the Auburn City Council, at this week's council meeting.
Anticipated changes to land-use and zoning designations for the Glenn Avenue-Dean Road area are coming into focus as the city puts the finishing touches on its focus area study.
Starting this week, one Auburn man's little corner of the world will shine with more than 100,000 twinkling lights in celebration of Christmas.
The Alabama State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will recognize special contributors to the parks with its prestigious Eagle Awards, to be presented Feb. 2.
Beginning spring 2019, the Auburn community will have a new childcare option in Big Blue Marble Academy, which is establishing a new facility in the Auburn Research Park, owned by the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, or ARTF. The Big Blue Marble Academy will provide year-round chil…
A draft ordinance for regulating short-term rentals in the city of Auburn has been posted on the city's website for public review in an effort to start a public conversation around the issue.
The Auburn City Council will meet Friday at 3:30 p.m. for its regular packet meeting, and during the session, members will discuss options for live streaming council meetings.
The cheering of about 500 third- through fifth-grade students filled the Pick Elementary gymnasium in anticipation of the performance of the day's special guest.
The Auburn Planning Commission will soon consider proposed regulations for a student-housing type that has slipped through the cracks of current code and into neighborhoods surrounding the Auburn University campus.
An open house for the Glenn/Dean Focus Area Plan will be held on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Development Services Building Conference Room.
When Santa Claus visits Toomer's Corner on Dec. 15 and 16, children will have the opportunity to sit upon his lap, have their photos taken and recite wish lists.
The Auburn Downtown Design Review Committee met last week and reviewed 'The Whatley' building one last time before demolition of the current building and construction of the new structure begins.
The 4H History Seekers will once again present "Back in Time," a dinner theater event created to bring awareness to regional history and Alabama's Bicentennial, as well as to lend support and visibility to the Lee County Historical Society.
Recommendations will come before the Auburn City Council for discussion at its meeting on Tuesday that would alter the application process for residents wishing to serve on local boards and commissions.
Brian and Kim Wirth purchased Auburn’s historic Wittel Dormitory on the corner of Gay Street and Thach Avenue in 2016 and began a renovation to transform the property into the city’s first boutique hotel.
As cars full of those in need queued on Magnolia Avenue, dozens of volunteers gathered around tables at Auburn United Methodist Church, stuffing bags and boxes with a variety of goods.
An enrichment program for young girls is growing in Lee County, and those involved with leading it have a dream of bringing it to all girls in the area who want to participate.
The city of Auburn plans to contribute $50,000 to the Food Bank of East Alabama's capital campaign, which will help pay for renovations of a new 40,000 square-foot building and the purchase and installation of a new cooler, freezer and more racks.
After spending time with family on Thanksgiving, many shoppers will face the crowds and the cold on Black Friday and the days following.