Auburn Streetscape

HELIX staff worked with the Auburn Urban Development Authority (UDA) to prepare the Auburn UDA Streetscape Master Plan. The streetscape links the City of Auburn’s historic Old Town with its Downtown business district. HELIX staff facilitated three Community Advisory Committee meetings and provided site renderings and visual simulations to elicit comments and obtain feedback from community stakeholders and establish the design vocabulary. To move the master plan forward into construction, HELIX staff and UDA coordinated with Caltrans to secure relinquishment of State Route 49 right of way to the City. HELIX staff then provided construction documents, bid assistance, and construction monitoring for the first two phases of construction, which include the central plaza with sculptures, sidewalk cafes, seating, and a fire pit; an improved streetscape with intersection art, parking realignment, and bulb-out planter spaces to slow traffic and infiltrate water; and community gateway and signage.