DRI Public Workshop planned for January 16

The second public engagement meeting for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tioga Opportunities, located at 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd. in Owego.

On Aug. 23, it was announced that the Village of Owego would receive $10 million in funding as the Southern Tier winner of the third round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).

The focus area for revitalization includes the historic downtown and business and residential areas on both sides of the Susquehanna River. The Village will utilize DRI funds to improve downtown living, improve the economic environment to attract business and skilled labor, incentivize cultural and entertainment activities to attract residents and visitors, as well as build upon community pride and quality of life.

To date, over 40 applications have been received from members of the community. The Jan. 16 public session will allow the community to engage in the project ideas and offer input.

You can learn more about Owego’s DRI by visiting www.villageofowego.com/downtown-revitalization-initiative.

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