2007 Smart Growth Award Winners
Read about great smart growth and sustainable development projects around the state and winners in the Smart Growth Awards.
- St. Philip's Academy, Newark
A former chocolate factory has been given new life as a school for more than 300 students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
- Epstein's Rehabilitation Plan and Implementation, Morristown
The planned redevelopment of a former department store and parking facility in downtown Morristown provides retail, residential, and office space as part of a center-based plan that promises to serve as a model for other towns.
- Creed II Affordable Housing, Moorestown
An innovative “green” building plan replaces old garages with energy-efficient apartments for low-income tenants and brings much-needed affordable housing to one of New Jersey’s most affluent towns.
- 800 Main Street, Belmar
A former brownfield site, this mixed-use development is evolving into a walkable, community-focused area that will serve as a catalyst for the sustainable revitalization of Belmar’s struggling downtown by encouraging the creation of new retail, residential, parking, and public spaces that use state-of-the-art green design practices.
- The LumberYard Condominiums, Collingswood
This context-sensitive, mixed-use redevelopment of a former lumberyard provides new housing, retail, public spaces, and parking all within a short walk of the PATCO train station in downtown Collingswood.
- Somerville Station Area and Landfill Vision Plan
The Somerville Station Area and Landfill Vision Plan, created with extensive public participation, will turn a 114 -acre brownfield and commuter parking area into a new neighborhood with a mix of housing types and open space that encourages pedestrian activity and the use of public transportation in an effort to reduce local dependence on automobiles.
- Catto Community School and Boys & Girls Club, Camden
Acommunity-focused, environmentally friendly revitalization project serves as a national model for what can be achieved with good local and regional planning.
- Transit-Oriented Development Plan, Dover
Created with extensive input from the community, the Town of Dover Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan calls for a pedestrian and transit-oriented town center designed to serve as a vibrant hub of civic activity.