While necessary guidance came from State agencies, the primary direction came from the citizens of Oswego. When people feel good about their community it is easier to convince investors to spend time and money in the community. The City used creative grant funding match opportunities to implement projects.
How/why is this a success?
Oswego has realized its original vision and is building on its success. Oswego's public improvements have leveraged nearly sixteen million dollars in private investment, and new projects continue to spin off from the activity that surrounds the waterfront.