2014 Smart Growth Awards
Thank you for joining us on Thursday, June 5, at our annual Smart Growth Awards gala celebration in the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club, One Newark Center, Newark, as we honored the winners of this year’s Smart Growth Awards competition. The awards event is one of the networking highlights of the year, drawing almost 300 land-use professionals, planners, attorneys, developers, and local and state officials.
Sponsorship of the Smart Growth Awards is always an excellent way to put your organization’s message in front of an audience of senior decision-makers. Sponsorship packages are available each year to meet a wide variety of needs and budgets.
For more information on sponsorship with New Jersey Future please contact Marisa Dietrich (mdietrichnjfutureorg) , 609-393-0008 ext. 302.
To view the complete photo album from the 2014 Smart Growth Awards please visit our Flickr page.
Three different types of housing developments; two plans to revitalize fading downtowns; a plan that transformed an industrial riverfront into a premier urban asset; a project that will serve as an anchor of hope to its surrounding community; and a region-wide plan for smart economic growth were the winners of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards:
Downtown Rehabilitation Plan, Hackensack
Design regulations and flexible zoning to foster a revitalized downtown
Archer & Greiner, DMR Architects, City of Hackensack, Upper Main Street Alliance
G.G. Green Senior Residences, Woodbury
Refitting an endangered historic building for use as retail and senior and veterans’ housing
New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency, RPM Development Group
Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Camden
Building an anchor for community change
Dresdner Robin, Kitchen & Associates, New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection, Salvation Army
Block 64 Redevelopment, Fanwood
A cooperative approach to re-making a transit-oriented downtown
Borough of Fanwood, Maser Consulting, Rogut McCarthy, T&M Associates
Riverfront Redevelopment and Public Access Plan and Riverfront Park, Newark
Transforming an industrial waterfront into a public amenity
County of Essex, Ironbound Community Corp., City of Newark Planning Office, Trust for Public Land
Springside School Apartments, Burlington
Adapting an unused school to provide senior and special-needs residences and services
Township of Burlington, Conifer Realty, MEND, New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency
Access and Mobility Improvements To Sound Foster Economic Growth, Somerset County
Determining investment priorities through regional planning
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Somerset County Planning Board
Woodrow Wilson Commons I and II, Long Branch
Re-building public housing as an open, walkable community asset
Maestro Community Development Corp., Pennrose Properties LLC, Wallace Roberts & Todd LLC
The 2014 recipient of the Cary Edwards Leadership Award, given to an individual who has done outstanding work to improve the quality of life in New Jersey, was Joseph J. Maraziti Jr. Esq., partner, Maraziti Falcon & Healey LLP and former chairman of the New Jersey State Planning Commission.
Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored more than 80 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. Judging the entries this year were:
- Eileen Swan, New Jersey Future trustee and policy manager for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (chairwoman);
- Larry DiVietro, New Jersey Future trustee and president of Land Dimensions Engineering in Glassboro;
- Dante Germano, chief operating officer of Nexus Properties in Lawrenceville;
- Jennifer Gonzalez, environmental and transportation planner with the Louis Berger Group in Morristown;
- John Hasse, chairman of the department of geography at Rowan University in Glassboro;
- Janice Kovach, mayor of the Town of Clinton;
- Monique King-Viehland, New Jersey Future trustee and president of Obsidian Development in Trenton;
- Dave Minno, principal, Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners in Lambertville;
- Peter Porraro, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic executive managing director for Mill Creek Residential Trust in Bernardsville.