Owego has big plans for a big money award.

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Owego will be using its New York State $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award to pay for 17 projects to enhance business, cultural and recreational opportunities.  Some of those plans were outlined August 8 during a visit by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

A big project involves major improvements to Marvin Park with an amphitheater, and an art park.  Another plan will support renovations to a North Avenue building for use as a brewery as well as housing, better parking and enhancements to river-access.