From The Village of Owego:
Owego, NY— The Village of Owego, in collaboration with Cornell University Design Connect and
the Owego Hose Teams, will be hosting a North Avenue Park Community Meeting on Thursday,
April 8, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm via Zoom. Participants are asked to register in advance for
this meeting here: www.villageofowego.com/park . After registering, you will receive a
confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Design Connect is a multi-disciplinary, student-run, community design organization based at
Cornell University. Formed in 2008, Design Connect provides design and planning services for
local municipalities and non-profits that may not have the resources to hire professionals while
offering practical experience to students.
The Village of Owego is collaborating with Design Connect to create a design and site plan for
the North Avenue Park based on community feedback. The community is invited to share their
input at the Community Meeting on Thursday, April 8. Everyone is welcome. Log on to share
your vision for the future park with the Village of Owego and Cornell University Design Connect!
In addition to community meetings, the Design Connect has launched a 10-minute survey to
gather input about the design of the park.
The survey can be found at www.villageofowego.com/park. Paper copies of the survey are available at Tioga County Economic Development & Planning, located on the second floor of 56 Main Street in Owego.
The Village of Owego was selected by the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development
Council to receive a $10 million award from New York State through the Downtown
Revitalization Initiative (DRI). The North Avenue Park, located on North Avenue across from the
Community Shop, was one of the projects selected for funding by New York State.
For more information, contact Abbey Hendrickson, Community Development Specialist, Tioga
County Economic Development & Planning, at (607) 687-8266 or
email@example.com or Mayor Baratta at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607)