Activate Auburn Program

The Activate Auburn Program is available to property and business owners located in the Auburn Boulevard Specific Plan Area.  the program is focused on decreasing vacancies; activating and revitalizing existing properties and building the Auburn Boulevard brand and identity to improve market conditions over time, eventually attracting new construction and infill development.

Supported by the City's Economic Development Support Fund and SACOG's Community Design Program, the City's Activate Auburn Program includes a flexible regulatory framework and incentives.

The Program's incentives include:

  • Complimentary design and retail consulting services.  The services provide owners with step-by-step cost effective practical design ideas.  The services also help businesses learn how to build a brand and show off their knowledge and expertise.
  • One-to-one matching grants for façade (max. $20,000) and sign (max. $5,000) improvements.
  • Fee waivers for Planning related items.

Examples of Activate Auburn Projects