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2012 Smart Growth Awards

The Smart Growth Awards on June 7 was a success with close to 300 people attending the event.

Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored nearly 70 projects with Smart Growth Awards. Winners are selected from a statewide public nomination process by an independent jury of professional developers, architects, planners and redevelopment experts.

Nominees for Smart Growth Awards are judged against the following criteria:

  • located near existing development and infrastructure;
  • increase the range of housing options;
  • create or enhance a vibrant mix of uses (residential, retail, office);
  • protect open space, farmland and critical environmental areas;
  • create or enhance choices for getting around;
  • create walkable spaces, designed for personal interaction; and
  • respect community character, design and historic features.

Special thanks to all of our generous 2012 sponsors


Chris Sturm, Jim Gilbert, John Ambrose
Pete Kasabach, Mike Meyer and Adam Zipkin
Lori Grifa and Anthony Marchetta
Attendees network before the program begins
Joseph M. Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America with Mayor Cory Booker
Smart Growth Awards are framed by Artifacts Gallery in Trenton, NJ
Peter Reinhart, Chairman of the New Jersey Future Board of Trustees, welcomes the crowd
The program begins
Mayor Cory Booker welcomes attendees to Newark
2012 Smart Growth Awards Jury
Award winners and attendees during the program
Innovative Participatory Plan: Hammonton Form-Based Code
Shopping Center Transformation: Cooper Towne Center, Somerdale
Transit-Oriented Development Partnership: Gateway Transit Village, New Brunswick
University-Neighborhood Center Revitalization: McGinley Square Redevelopment Plan, Jersey City
Mixed-Use Brownfield Redevelopment: Harrison Commons
Inter-Municipal Open Space Preservation: Morris Canal Greenway Feasibility Study, Passaic County
Infill Strategies for Adaptive Re-Use: Newark Neighborhood Housing
2012 Smart Growth Awards Jury Chair Ingrid Reed congratulates all the winners
New Jersey Future Executive Director Pete Kasabach congratulates Joseph M. Taylor
Peter Kasabach, Joseph M. Taylor and Caren Franzini
Joseph M. Taylor, 2012 recipient of the Cary Edwards Leadership Award with Mrs. Lynn Edwards
Joe Taylor, Joseph M. Taylor, Peter Kasabach, Peter Reinhart
Joseph M. Taylor, Jim Gilbert, Peter Kasabach
2012 New Jersey Future interns: Nicole, Mario and Chris
Andy Davis, Jane Kenny, Bill Best and Caren Franzini
DCA Commissioner Richard Constable and Nicholas Chiarravalloti
Mr. and Mrs. Don Sutton, Joe Maraziti and Heather Pierce
Tim Evans, Teri Jover, Peter Reinhart and Rick Sinding
Minno & Wasko Smart Growth Award winning team

Chris Sturm, Jim Gilbert, John Ambrose

Pete Kasabach, Mike Meyer and Adam Zipkin

Lori Grifa and Anthony Marchetta

Attendees network before the program begins

Joseph M. Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America with Mayor Cory Booker

Smart Growth Awards are framed by Artifacts Gallery in Trenton, NJ

Peter Reinhart, Chairman of the New Jersey Future Board of Trustees, welcomes the crowd

The program begins

Mayor Cory Booker welcomes attendees to Newark

2012 Smart Growth Awards Jury

Award winners and attendees during the program

Innovative Participatory Plan: Hammonton Form-Based Code

Shopping Center Transformation: Cooper Towne Center, Somerdale

Transit-Oriented Development Partnership: Gateway Transit Village, New Brunswick

University-Neighborhood Center Revitalization: McGinley Square Redevelopment Plan, Jersey City

Mixed-Use Brownfield Redevelopment: Harrison Commons

Inter-Municipal Open Space Preservation: Morris Canal Greenway Feasibility Study, Passaic County

Infill Strategies for Adaptive Re-Use: Newark Neighborhood Housing

2012 Smart Growth Awards Jury Chair Ingrid Reed congratulates all the winners

New Jersey Future Executive Director Pete Kasabach congratulates Joseph M. Taylor

Peter Kasabach, Joseph M. Taylor and Caren Franzini

Joseph M. Taylor, 2012 recipient of the Cary Edwards Leadership Award with Mrs. Lynn Edwards

Joe Taylor, Joseph M. Taylor, Peter Kasabach, Peter Reinhart

Joseph M. Taylor, Jim Gilbert, Peter Kasabach

2012 New Jersey Future interns: Nicole, Mario and Chris

Andy Davis, Jane Kenny, Bill Best and Caren Franzini

DCA Commissioner Richard Constable and Nicholas Chiarravalloti

Mr. and Mrs. Don Sutton, Joe Maraziti and Heather Pierce

Tim Evans, Teri Jover, Peter Reinhart and Rick Sinding

Minno & Wasko Smart Growth Award winning team

Chris Sturm, Jim Gilbert, John Ambrose thumbnail
Pete Kasabach, Mike Meyer and Adam Zipkin thumbnail
Lori Grifa and Anthony Marchetta thumbnail
Attendees network before the program begins thumbnail
Joseph M. Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America with Mayor Cory Booker thumbnail
Smart Growth Awards are framed by Artifacts Gallery in Trenton, NJ thumbnail
Peter Reinhart, Chairman of the New Jersey Future Board of Trustees, welcomes the crowd thumbnail
The program begins thumbnail
Mayor Cory Booker welcomes attendees to Newark thumbnail
2012 Smart Growth Awards Jury thumbnail
Award winners and attendees during the program thumbnail
Innovative Participatory Plan: Hammonton Form-Based Code thumbnail
Shopping Center Transformation: Cooper Towne Center, Somerdale thumbnail
Transit-Oriented Development Partnership: Gateway Transit Village, New Brunswick thumbnail
University-Neighborhood Center Revitalization: McGinley Square Redevelopment Plan, Jersey City thumbnail
Mixed-Use Brownfield Redevelopment: Harrison Commons thumbnail
Inter-Municipal Open Space Preservation: Morris Canal Greenway Feasibility Study, Passaic County thumbnail
Infill Strategies for Adaptive Re-Use: Newark Neighborhood Housing thumbnail
2012 Smart Growth Awards Jury Chair Ingrid Reed congratulates all the winners thumbnail
New Jersey Future Executive Director Pete Kasabach congratulates Joseph M. Taylor thumbnail
Peter Kasabach, Joseph M. Taylor and Caren Franzini thumbnail
Joseph M. Taylor, 2012 recipient of the Cary Edwards Leadership Award with Mrs. Lynn Edwards thumbnail
Joe Taylor, Joseph M. Taylor, Peter Kasabach, Peter Reinhart thumbnail
Joseph M. Taylor, Jim Gilbert, Peter Kasabach thumbnail
2012 New Jersey Future interns: Nicole, Mario and Chris thumbnail
Andy Davis, Jane Kenny, Bill Best and Caren Franzini thumbnail
DCA Commissioner Richard Constable and Nicholas Chiarravalloti thumbnail
Mr. and Mrs. Don Sutton, Joe Maraziti and Heather Pierce thumbnail
Tim Evans, Teri Jover, Peter Reinhart and Rick Sinding thumbnail
Minno & Wasko Smart Growth Award winning team thumbnail

View additional photos from the event. 
 

2012 New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award Winners

Shopping Center Transformation
Cooper Towne Center, Somerdale
Alberto & Associates, Borough of Somerdale, National Realty Development

Transit-Oriented Development Partnership
Gateway Transit Village, New Brunswick
New Brunswick Development Corporation, New Brunswick Parking Authority, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Pennrose Properties

Innovative Participatory Plan
Hammonton Form-Based Code
Brown & Keener, a division of RBA, Main Street Hammonton, Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey, Town of Hammonton

Mixed-Use Brownfield Redevelopment
Harrison Commons
Ironstate Development, Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, The Pegasus Group

University-Neighborhood Center Revitalization
McGinley Square Redevelopment Plan, Jersey City
Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, St. Peter’s College, Trinity Choice Communities

Inter-Municipal Open Space Preservation
Morris Canal Greenway Feasibility Study, Passaic County
Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, Canal Society of New Jersey, County of Passaic, Louis Berger Group

Infill Strategies for Adaptive Re-Use
Newark Neighborhood Housing
City of Newark, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, RPM Development Group 

Cary Edwards Leadership Award
Joseph M. Taylor
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America
 

Read about past award winners, peruse last year’s event program and enjoy our Smart Growth Awards 2011 photo gallery.

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