The Pacific Northwest is a growing – that means more and more people are looking for a place to call home. For Auburn, welcoming more residents to our community benefits our businesses by increasing the customer base. More members of our community mean more businesses can enter the local market and thrive. With a healthy and vibrant local economy, our community benefits.
Situated between Seattle and Tacoma, the Auburn is in a unique position to meet the housing needs of those commuting to either city. Understanding the advantages of welcoming more residents to our community, the City of Auburn and the Economic Development team set to work on encouraging the revitalization of the downtown transit-oriented district (TOD).
The team started by getting to know regional developers and demonstrating the potential of Auburn’s TOD to them. Auburn’s TOD gained the development of two seven and eight-story mixed residential and commercial buildings a mere block away from the Sounder regional train station and the Main Street retail corridor. Once completed, Auburn’s downtown transit-oriented area will benefit from a revitalized, vibrant community complete with events, shops, restaurants, and open gathering spaces.
These kinds of partnerships encourage healthy growth and that makes Auburn an even better place to live, work, and play.