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2016 Smart Growth Awards Celebration

properties_panasonic01The 15th anniversary of the Smart Growth Awards was held on Thursday, June 9, 5:30-8:00PM, at Panasonic North America’s Newark headquarters. Check out the photos from the event. View the videos of each winner!


2016 Smart Growth Award Winners

Alfred C. Koeppe
Cary Edwards Leadership Award

Hahne and Co. Building, Newark

Redevelopment of an iconic, landmark building into a vibrant mix of housing, educational and retail uses, connecting the university district and the downtown.
Rutgers University-Newark; L+M Development Partners; Prudential; Goldman Sachs

F. Berg Hat Factory Complex, Orange
Transformation of an abandoned factory into commercial and artist space and condominiums, anchoring the Valley Arts District.
HANDS Inc.; Community Asset Preservation Corporation; Community Housing Capital; New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

Capital City Farm, Trenton
Urban farm providing affordable, locally grown food, education and employment opportunities as well as much-needed open and biodiverse landscape for area residents.
D&R Greenway Land Trust; County of Mercer; City of Trenton; Trenton Area Soup Kitchen; Isles; East Trenton Collaborative; Trenton Rescue Mission; Escher Street SRO

Avalon Bloomfield Station
Transit-oriented development converting surface parking lots and largely vacant properties into a 24-hour hub with new residents, retail, restaurants, offices and shared parking.
AvalonBay Communities Inc.; Bloomfield Center Urban Renewal; Township of Bloomfield/Bloomfield Parking Authority; Michels & Waldron Associates

Heritage at Alexander Hamilton, Paterson
Replacement of a derelict public housing complex with mixed-income, affordable family-friendly housing and a much-needed community center.
Pennrose Properties LLC; Wallace, Roberts and Todd LLC; Housing Authority of the City of Paterson; City of Paterson

Nelson House/Washington Hall Condominiums, Salem
Complete reconstruction of historic but neglected downtown buildings – the last remaining highly-visible vacant buildings in the area – into emerging-market condominiums.
New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency; Rukenstein & Associates LLC; Tri-County Real Estate Maintenance Company

Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for the Hudson Waterfront
A large-scale, integrated design strategy to manage water, for both disaster mitigation and long-term growth, delivering multiple community co-benefits.
OMA Architecture; Royal Haskoning DHV; Balmori Associates; HR&A Advisors

Thank you to 2016 Smart Growth Awards sponsors:



   Prudential - smaller    PSEG     NJ Natural Gas

MarazitiLogo2016_green              AvalonBay JPEG         Horizon- from web horizontal


 RBH- unofficial    TESU FINAL University Logo.Burg-Blk     
exe_endoment_master_3cs_pos                  hmfa logo_342_5x7              NJEDA_logo

    GB - High Res PNG              Print             

InSiteEngineering      Clean Earth     Greenbaum-Rowe-Smith-Davis

M&T Bank logo      NJ Clean Energy program     Capital One- taken from internet      

MichelsWaldron        slantH_5     Turner Construction

Roseland logo       Panasonic_Blue     RU_SIG_UNW

 New-Edison-Logo-AllCompanies-Color     Goldman- Blue     Tri-County logo

Bayshore Family of Companies
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company
Brownfield Redevelopment Solutions, Inc.
Columbia Bank
Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825
Hollwich Kushner
HR&A Advisors
Hugo Neu Corporation
Jack Lettiere Consulting
Kitchen & Associates
L2A Land Design
Susan and Peter Lederman
Looney Ricks Kiss
Maley & Associates
Maser Consulting P.A.
Matrix Development Group
McCarter & English, LLP
MEND, Inc.
Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners
New Jersey Community Capital
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New Jersey Utilities Association
Ramboll Environ
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Charles H. Sarlo, Esq.
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Somerset Development
South Jersey Industries
Value Research Group
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP 

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 jury of professional developers, architects, planners and redevelopment experts. Judging the 2016 Smart Growth Awards 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
  • Eugene Diaz, principal at Prism Capital Partners LLC
  • Charles Latini PP AICP, managing partner at L&G Planning LLC and president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association
  • Robert Lin PWS, senior project scientist at Mott MacDonald
  • Mark Lohbauer, principal of downtown economic consulting firm JGSC Group
  • Vince Myers AIA LEED AP, principal at DIGroupArchitecture and a New Jersey Future trustee
  • Debra Tantleff, founding principal at TANTUM


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