Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

2019 Smart Growth Awards

We are honored to announce the winners of our 2019 Smart Growth Awards!

Click through to watch each winner’s video.

 

View the 2019 Program Book

Meet the 2019 Selection Committee

2019 Smart Growth Award Winners

 

WENDY KELMAN NEU
Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, Hugo Neu Corporation
Cary Edwards Leadership Award


WALKER HOUSE, NEWARK
A landmarked Art Deco office building repurposed to bring new mixed-income housing to the heart of downtown
Primary Partners: Citi Community Capital; Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group;
L+M Development Partners; Prudential, Inc.

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TRENTON
Reactivation of a group of long-dormant buildings in an overlooked part of the city, with amenities to serve both students and residents
Primary Partners: City of Trenton; Clarke Caton Hintz; Mercer County Community College;
Mercer County

SECOND STREET YOUTH CENTER, PLAINFIELD
The first new facility of its kind in more than a decade, constructed on formerly blighted land to provide services and support to families in a historically underserved neighborhood
Primary Partners: City of Plainfield; J.G. Petrucci Company, Inc.; Second Street Youth Center; TD+Partners

LAWRENCE HOPEWELL TRAIL
A 22-mile walking and cycling trail connecting a variety of destinations, the result of a broad volunteer collaboration among community leaders, area employers, and local residents
Primary Partners: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Mercer County; Township of Lawrence; Township of Hopewell; Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation; ETS

PEOPLE’S BANK BUILDING, PASSAIC
Repurposing of a vacant Art Deco building into an office and retail anchor to catalyze job creation in a central location in a revitalizing urban downtown
Primary Partners: City of Passaic; The Hanini Group LLC; Low Income Investment Fund; New Jersey Community Capital

SUSTAINABILITY, RESILIENCY, EQUITY: A PLAN FOR HOBOKEN’S FUTURE GROWTH
The culmination of a year-long process to update the city’s guiding land-use documents to support growth, preservation and resilience initiatives over the next decade
Primary Partners: BFJ Planning; City of Hoboken Department of Community Development;
City of Hoboken Planning Board

IRONSIDE NEWARK
Transformation of a long-vacant warehouse into a 21st-century office and retail destination with direct connections to transit, open space and nearby attractions
Primary Partners: Edison Properties, LLC; City of Newark;
Newark Community Economic Development Corporation; Perkins Eastman


Thank You to the 2019 Smart Growth Awards Sponsors

Title Sponsor

 

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Community Builders

 




 

Strategic Partners

 


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Supporters


  
                   

Contributors

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Bayshore Family of Companies
Clarke Caton Hintz
CrownPoint Group
Dewberry
HR&A Advisors, Inc.
New Jersey Community Capital
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
TD+Partners
WSP USA

 

Colleagues

Antenna Spaces
DIGroupArchitecture
ETS
Frenkel Benefits
L2A Land Design
Low Income Investment Fund
Looney Ricks Kiss
Maser Consulting P.A.
Mercer County Community College
Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners
Redfin Real Estate
Think Wilder Architecture
The Whitman Strategy 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 2019 Smart Growth Awards were:

  • Andrew Hendry,Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Utilities Association and a New Jersey Future trustee (chairman)
  • Sarah Bryant, AICP, Director of Community Initiatives, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership
  • Hon. Brad Cohen, M.D., Mayor, Township of East Brunswick
  • Earl Jackson, AIA, Principal, Earl Jackson Architecture Workshop
  • Kevin Keenan, Ph.D. AICP, Chairman, Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability, Rowan University
  • Jacklyn Rhoads, Ph.D., Assistant Executive Director, Pinelands Preservation Alliance
  • Patrick Terborg, Founder and Managing Member, TD+Partners
  • Laura Torchio, AICP, Deputy Director of Transportation, Project for Public Spaces
  • Wanda Saez, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Wells Fargo and a New Jersey Future trustee

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