Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

2018 Smart Growth Awards Celebration

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Meet the 2018 Selection Committee

View and Download Photos

Download the 2018 Program Book


2018 Winners

HON. JAMES J. FLORIO
CARY EDWARDS LEADERSHIP AWARD
Governor, State of New Jersey, 1990-1994
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1975-1990
Member, New Jersey General Assembly, 1970-1975
Founding Partner, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli, LLC

700 JACKSON, HOBOKEN
A transit-oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income development that includes public and civic uses
and innovative stormwater management features
Bijou Properties  l  City of Hoboken
Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects

AEROFARMS, NEWARK
An innovative, sustainable, locally focused urban agriculture enterprise
Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group  l  Prudential
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
RBH Group  l  AeroFarms

GREAT FALLS CIRCULATION STUDY, PATERSON
An analysis of opportunities for redevelopment, improved circulation, enhanced pedestrian
mobility, and expanded access to Great Falls National Historical Park
County of Passaic  l  WSP USA
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

HARVARD PRINTING COMPANY, ORANGE
A transit-oriented development that combines new construction with a repurposed historic
Art Deco factory building into mixed-income housing
Harvard Development Urban Renewal Associates LLC
Kitchen & Associates  l  HANDS Inc.

ROEBLING LOFTS, TRENTON
A transit-oriented project that transforms a long-vacant historic industrial building
into residential rental lofts
HHG Development  l  City of Trenton  l  Mercer County Improvement Authority
New Jersey Economic Development Authority  l  Clarke Caton Hintz

SMART GROWTH IN ACTION, SOMERVILLE
The realization of a long-term comprehensive plan that has revitalized a community into
a thriving hub of activity
Borough of Somerville  l  Somerset County Planning Division  l  Somerset County Business Partnership
JSM at Somerville LLC  l  VMD Associates LLC

UNION EAGLE SENIOR APARTMENTS, BORDENTOWN
An adaptive reuse of an abandoned industrial building in a gentrifying area
into affordable senior and veterans’ housing
Mission First Housing Group  l  City of Bordentown
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Thank You to the 2018 Smart Growth Awards Sponsors

Title Sponsor

 

 

Community Builders

 

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Strategic Partners

                  

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Supporters

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

           

      

      

  

 

Colleagues and Friends

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Bayshore Family of Companies
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co. LLC
Clarke Caton Hintz
Clean Earth Inc.
Conifer Realty
Dewberry
DIGroup Architecture
L+M Development Partners
L2A Land Design
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
Looney Ricks Kiss
Maley Givens
Mercer County Improvement Authority
The Metro Company, LLC
Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners
New Jersey Community Capital
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Rutgers University – Newark
Somerset Development
Thomas Edison State University
Tonio Burgos and Associates, Inc.
WSP USA


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 2018 Smart Growth Awards were:

  • Olivia Glenn, South Jersey Regional Metro Manager for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (chairwoman)
  • Anthony Cancro, Administrator, Township of Plainsboro
  • Jonathan Cortell, Vice President, L&M Development Partners
  • Maura M. Fennessy AICP, Government Relations Specialist at Princeton University and former executive director of the state Office of Smart Growth
  • Joe Fiordaliso, Chief Executive Officer, NorthStar Strategies LLC and a member of the New Jersey Committee of the Regional Plan Association
  • Hon. Janice Kovach, Mayor, Town of Clinton
  • M. Courtney McCormick Esq., Vice President, Renewables and Energy Solutions at PSE&G and a New Jersey Future trustee
  • Wanda Saez, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Wells Fargo and a New Jersey Future trustee

Venue

Picture of 15 Washington Street, view from Military ParkThe 2018 Smart Growth Awards ceremony was held at 15 Washington Street, a building with a rich history connected to Newark’s past. Built in 1930 in a neo-classical style, the building served as the headquarters of the American Insurance Company until 1963. It was subsequently purchased by the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, which donated the building to Rutgers University in 1977. The building housed the Rutgers School of Law-Newark until 1999, when the new Rutgers Center for Law and Justice opened at 123 Washington Street. Fifteen years later, Rutgers University embarked on a public-private partnership to renovate the building, converting it into student housing, administrative space, and the Great Hall event space on the first floor. Rutgers reopened the building in 2015. Fifteen Washington’s history of redevelopment and its vibrant new life make it the perfect location for the Smart Growth Awards.

 

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