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The city of Auburn will shift gears and bring student housing into focus with an eye on taking action in early December after the expected approval of a cap on student enrollment by the Auburn University Board of Trustees at its meeting on Friday. 

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Next year, Auburn residents won't have to drive two hours to get to the nearest children's science museum because there will be one within the boundaries of their community.

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At its meeting Tuesday, the Auburn Historic Preservation Commission denied a request to demolish the historic Champion House, a 1922 one-story, wood frame Craftsman bungalow in the city's North College Historic District. 

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A developer plans to build a large private dormitory project along West Glenn Avenue near downtown Auburn. The developer recently submitted site plans and began discussions with the city staff.

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With four new roundabouts potentially coming to Auburn over the next decade, drivers would do well to familiarize themselves with the proper usage of these rotund intersections.

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Soon to be located between Moe's Original BBQ and Little Italy pizzeria on Magnolia Avenue in downtown Auburn will be an authentic Chinese dumpling and bao ("bou") restaurant that has gained a large following in its first year of business.

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The Auburn City Council postponed considering a conditional use request for a private dormitory planned for Armstrong Street at the request of the developer, who has agreed to bring the project before the Downtown Design Review Committee in the coming weeks.

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All aboard the Polar Express! Children ages 12 and under are invited to this festive children’s event on Dec. 7 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC).

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In a few weeks, Auburn residents who spot a broken sidewalk or a busted streetlight during their morning walks will be able to report the issues directly to the appropriate city employee in as much time as it takes to read the first few sentences of this article.

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At its meeting last week, the Student Housing Task Force revealed the results of a months-long effort by the Planning Department to compile a comprehensive inventory of the city's student-housing stock, as the city weighs what, if any, actions it should take to address the issue. 

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Auburn Mayor Ron Anders will deliver the inaugural State of the City Address on Monday, in which he will recount the successes and challenges the city has faced over the past year since he and a new City Council were sworn into office. 

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Auburn community members are welcome to participate in a come-and-go public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 30 to review plans for an upcoming recreation project — the Lake Wilmore Community Center.

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Point Broadband of Opelika will expand cable and Internet services into Auburn, starting with a small service area with plans to increase coverage over time.

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Proposed student housing projects came under scrutiny at Tuesday's Auburn City Council meeting as the body denied conditional-use approval for two academic-detached dwelling units on Canton Avenue and tabled the consideration of a private dormitory use for a project planned for Armstrong Street.

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Construction work on the Champion House, a 1922 one-story wood frame Craftsman bungalow in the North College Historic District, has run afoul of the city’s historic district review process, according to a Planning Department memo sent to the city manager.

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The city continued its efforts last week to coordinate traffic signals along key corridors to create "green bands" that will allow traffic to flow more smoothly without frequent stoppages.

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The Auburn Community Orchestra is taking the idea of performing center-stage literally. The group will set up on the tiger paw in downtown Auburn next Friday to perform an outdoor concert for patrons in the heart of Auburn.

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The Planning Commission will consider a conditional use request for a private dormitory project planned for the northeast corner of Samford Avenue and Armstrong Street at its meeting today.

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The Auburn Downtown Design Review Committee got its first crack at examining the city of Auburn's development and design standards for the Urban Core and College Edge Overlay districts at its meeting on Tuesday.

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The Auburn City Council approved the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $37.09 million to finance two Auburn City Schools facilities projects — overhauls to the Cary Woods Elementary School and Drake Middle School campuses — at its meeting this week.

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The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) will host its annual National Night Out event on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. outside of its office at 931 Booker St., near the Ridgecrest Community Apartments.

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Auburn fans will get a chance to meet their favorite players when the Auburn University men's and women's basketball teams gather downtown for the first Tipoff at Toomer's event, taking place in two weeks.

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Large, curious structures of stone, concrete and steel have appeared on the grounds of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, heralding the return of one of the museum’s most popular recurring exhibitions.

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Extremely dry weather has come at the tail end of a summer that seems like it will never end, resulting in browning lawns, higher-than-normal water demand and a drought watch enacted last week for the city of Auburn by the Auburn Water Works Board.

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Auburn High School will hold its homecoming parade on Thursday, Sept. 26 in downtown Auburn. Portions of downtown streets will close for the event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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Work has begun on an East Alabama Medical Health Sciences Facility that will include a freestanding Emergency Department and an Ambulatory Surgery Center.

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Community members will have a new reason to get outdoors and enjoy the fall season as the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department opens a new farmers market in Town Creek Park this October.

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The Auburn Diversity and Inclusion Task Force got one step closer to recommending a formal board or commission for the city of Auburn at a recent meeting.

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This week, Cristen Herring delivered her first presentation as superintendent of Auburn City Schools to community members at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. The presentation provided a snapshot of the successes and growth of the school system and its student body.