The OHPC's goal is to preserve and enhance the historic character and spirit of the Village of Owego. People who visit, live or work in the Historic District of Owego all benefit from the historic nature of the Village, and the Commission strives to assist those property owners who endeavor to maintain or restore Owego structures.
The OHPC must review and approve all exterior renovation, restoration, and new construction in the Historic District.
Two main criteria are used to determine project appropriateness:
- The project must maintain or restore the historic style, material and character of the building.
- The project design, detail and construction should help to protect the property from future deterioration.
The Commission often works with applicants to refine their projects and help provide information and resources. The vast majority of projects presented are approved; good research, preparation and presentation of materials will greatly aid in efficient review and approval.
In maintaining the Historic District of Owego, the Historic Preservation Commission benefits owners by improving property values and boosting commerce and tourism.
|Mark Trabucco||Chair||(607) 687-1889|
|Meg Gilbert||Confidential Secretary||(607) 687-1101|