Working for Smart Growth:
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2015 Smart Growth Awards Celebration

Our annual Smart Growth 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.

A redevelopment of a historic urban park; the expansion of an anchor institution in our capital city; a “complete” redesign of a major urban street; a landmark multi-use building that serves as a community anchor; two plans to revitalize neighborhoods near transit; and a pioneering collaborative effort to improve urban neighborhoods prone to stormwater flooding are the winners of New Jersey Future’s 2015 Smart Growth Awards. The 2015 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, is Anne S. Babineau Esq., a partner in the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA. Ms. Babineau is a longtime champion of smart-growth and redevelopment in New Jersey and a former trustee of New Jersey Future.

Smart Growth Awards 2015

Smart Growth Awards 2015

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Official program book

 

2015 Winners

Military Park, Newark
Reactivation of a neglected landmark downtown park as a thriving public space
Biederman Redevelopment Ventures; City of Newark; Prudential; The MCJ Amelior Foundation

Thomas Edison State College Campus Investment Program, Trenton
Multi-site initiative to expand an anchor institution’s role in revitalizing our capital city
Thomas Edison State College; Clarke Caton Hintz; City of Trenton

Washington Street ‘Complete’ Redesign, Hoboken
Plan for re-engineering 16 blocks to improve safety and comfort for cyclists and pedestrians
The RBA Group; City of Hoboken

My East Camden
Comprehensive revitalization plan for a growing neighborhood at the edge of the city
Regional Plan Association; Cooper’s Ferry Partnership; St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society

Netherwood Transit-Oriented Development Plan, Plainfield
Plan and updated zoning to revitalize the neighborhood around a key transit asset
City of Plainfield; New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Architecture and Design

18 Park, Jersey City
New, mixed-use building housing retail, community space, a charter school and residences
Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners; HWKN; Ironstate Development; Kushner Real Estate Group

Camden SMART
Partnership of community organizations working to construct green and grey infrastructure
Collaboration of six organizations, led by Cooper’s Ferry Partnership; City of Camden;
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority

 

Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored more than 95 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:

  • Andrew Hendry, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Utilities Association and a New Jersey Future trustee (chairman)
  • Jennifer Coffey, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions
  • Colin Driver, economic-development director of the Borough of Somerville
  • Tyrone Garrett, executive director of the City of Long Branch Housing Authority and its subsidiary, the Maestro Community Development Corporation
  • Jen Gonzalez, environmental/transportation planner with Louis Berger Group
  • Mark Lohbauer, principal of downtown economic consulting firm JGSC Group and current chairman of the Pinelands Commission
  • Hon. Colleen Mahr, mayor of Fanwood and director of strategic planning and intergovermental affairs for Union County
  • Meishka Mitchell, vice president of neighborhood initiatives for Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in Camden
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  • 2015 Smart Growth Awards Sponsors

















    AvalonBay Communities
    Bayshore Recycling
    Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co
    City of Hackensack
    City of Newark
    Dewberry
    DMR Architects
    Grapevine Development
    Hoboken Brownstone Company
    Infineum USA, L.P.
    Jack Lettiere Consulting
    James and Kathleen Gilbert
    Kitchen & Associates
    LAZ Parking
    LCOR
    Looney Ricks Kiss
    Maestro Community Dev. Corp.
    Maley & Associates
    Melillo & Bauer Associates
    MEND, Inc.
    Menlo Engineering Associates
    NAIOP New Jersey
    New Jersey Builders Association
    New Jersey Community Capital
    NJ Economic Development Authority
    NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency
    New Jersey Utilities Association
    PS&S
    Ramboll Environ
    Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
    SILVERMAN
    South Jersey Industries
    The Metro Company
    The RBA Group
    Value Research Group
    Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC


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