Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

2017 Smart Growth Awards Celebration

Watch the videos of the 2017 Smart Growth Award winners

View, tag and download photos from the event

Thanks to our 2017 sponsors

Meet the 2017 selection committee

Check out the downloadable 2017 program book


2017 Winners

JAMES W. HUGHES Ph.D.
CARY EDWARDS LEADERSHIP AWARD
Distinguished Professor and Dean
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University

DINA’S DWELLINGS, NEW BRUNSWICK
Creative reuse of an active historic church to provide
affordable, supportive housing for women and children survivors of domestic violence
First Reformed Church  l  Town Clock Community Development Corp.
Bergen County’s United Way/Madeline Housing Partners LLC
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

GLORIA ROBINSON COURT HOMES, JERSEY CITY
Transformation of obsolete and deteriorating public housing towers into a
community that includes housing, school and social service facilities
Jersey City Housing Authority  l  Ingerman  
Pennrose Properties  l  Kitchen & Associates

GUENTHER MILL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, DOVER
Redevelopment of a historic mill within a residential neighborhood into a
combination of retail, housing, and urban arts and manufacturing spaces
Town of Dover  l  Guenther Mill Urban Renewal LLC

KEARNY POINT
Repurposing of a former shipbuilding complex into flexible office, commercial and
public waterfront spaces, with a heavy emphasis on green infrastructure
Hugo Neu Corp.  l  Town of Kearny  l  STUDIOS Architecture
WXY architecture + urban design

LINC AT ORANGE STATION
Mixed-tenure, mixed-income transit-oriented development including a
new public plaza on a former parking lot adjacent to Orange station
RPM Development Group  l  City of Orange Township
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

PLAINFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT TRAVEL PLAN
Comprehensive district-wide plan for
enabling students of all ages to walk or cycle safely to school
Plainfield Public School District  l  City of Plainfield
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University

WOODMONT METRO AT METUCHEN STATION
Transit-oriented retail and residential development and a
new public plaza adjacent to Metuchen station
Woodmont Properties  l  Nexus Properties
Metuchen Parking Authority  l  Borough of Metuchen
Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners

Thank You to the 2017 Smart Growth Awards Sponsors

 

Title Sponsor

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Community Builders

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Strategic Partners

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Wilentz                                             

                                        

 

Supporters

GB - High Res PNG     Greenbaum-Rowe-Smith-Davis          


            

             

 

Colleagues and Friends

ABL Title Insurance Agency, LLC
Avalon Bay Communities
Bayshore Family of Companies
BCUW/Madeline Housing Partners
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co. LLC
Bohler Engineering
Castle Rock Realty
Clarke Caton Hintz
Dewberry
Dynamic Engineering Consultants, PC
Envocare Environmental & Facility Management
HR&A Advisors
Inglese Architecture & Engineering
Kitchen & Associates
L2A Land Design
Lakeland Bank
LCOR Incorporated
Looney Ricks Kiss
Elizabeth C. McKenzie PP P.A.
Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners
New Jersey Community Capital
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Pennoni
PS&S
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Scarinci Hollenbeck
Thomas Edison State University
Timothy Haahs & Associates Inc.
Value Research Group

 

Selection Committee

Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored more than 100 projects with Smart Growth Awards. Winners are selected from a statewide public nomination process by an independent selection committee of professional developers, architects, planners and redevelopment experts. Judging the 2017 Smart Growth Awards were:

  • M. Courtney McCormick Esq., Vice President, Renewables and Energy Solutions at PSE&G and a New Jersey Future trustee (chairwoman)
  • Hon. Sheena Collum, President of the Township of South Orange Village
  • Colin Driver, Director of Economic Development for the Borough of Somerville
  • Maura M. Fennessy AICP, Government Relations Specialist at Princeton Univeristy and former executive director of the state Office of Smart Growth
  • Olivia Glenn, South Jersey Regional Metro Manager for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation
  • Earl Jackson AIA, Founder and Principal of Earl Jackson Architecture Workshop
  • Debra Tantleff, Founding Principal at TANTUM Real Estate
  • Laura Torchio AICP, Deputy Director for Transportation Initiatives at Project for Public Spaces

 

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