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2020 Smart Growth Awards

Announcing the winners of our

2020 Smart Growth Awards!

Join us for a very special virtual celebration honoring six incredible projects and our Cary Edwards Leadership Award winner for their groundbreaking contributions to making New Jersey communities sustainable and strong. We will be waiving all admission fees for this memorable event, though registration is required. Your link to enter the event on Dec. 15 will be included in your registration confirmation.

Smart Growth Awards Virtual Celebration
Tuesday, December 15, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

2020 Smart Growth Award Winners

PETER REINHART, Cary Edwards Leadership Award
Career-long Smart Growth and Affordable Housing Advocate and Former Director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute, Monmouth University

WHITLOCK MILLS, JERSEY CITY
Reactivation and repurposing of a historic group of dormant industrial buildings to bring new mixed-income housing to a rapidly changing area of redevelopment
Primary Partners: RPM Development Group; City of Jersey City; New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency; Inglese Architecture + Engineering

CITY OF NEWARK LEAD REDUCTION PROGRAM
A revolutionary citywide lead removal program recognized as a national model for its aggressive approach to removing lead from drinking water
Primary Partners: City of Newark; Newark Department of Water and Sewer; State of New Jersey; County of Essex; CDM Smith

NEW BRUNSWICK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
A 23-story state-of-the-art mixed-use arts hub housing two theaters and rehearsal space for beloved local theater companies and university students
Primary Partners: New Brunswick Development Corporation; City of New Brunswick; County of Middlesex; Rutgers University; Pennrose; New Brunswick Parking Authority

WASHINGTON STREET REDESIGN PROJECT, HOBOKEN
Landmark redesign of a bustling historic corridor spanning 16 blocks in the city
Primary Partners: City of Hoboken; T&M Associates; Underground Utilities Corporation; New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; North Hudson Sewerage Authority; Suez

MURPHY VARNISH WORKS, NEWARK
Community-focused restoration of an abandoned historic icon creating new housing and retail
Primary Partners: Golden Towers Corp; Studio for Urban Architecture & Design (SUAD); City of Newark (Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission)

SOCIAL PROFIT CENTER AT MILL ONE, HAMILTON
Innovative nonprofit-driven restoration of a sizable historic building creating affordable mixed-use workspace for local nonprofits and artists
Primary Partners: Isles, Inc.; Hamilton Township; New Jersey Community Capital; US Bancorp Community Development Corporation

Thank You to the 2020 Smart Growth Awards Sponsors

Title Sponsor

M&T Bank Logo


Community Builders


Strategic Partners

FirstEnergy Foundation logo


Supporters

Genova Burns logo

RPM logo


Contributors

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Bayshore Family of Companies

Clarke Caton Hintz

Dewberry

New Jersey Community Capital

New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP


Colleagues

L2A Land Design

MidAtlantic Engineering Partners, LLC

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program

Studio for Urban Architecture & Design (SUAD)


Jury

Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored more than 125 projects with Smart Growth Awards. Winners are selected from a statewide public nomination process by an independent jury. Judging the 2020 Smart Growth Awards were:

  • Todd Gomez, Market Executive – North Region, Community Development Banking, Bank of America
  • Earl Jackson, Principal, Earl Jackson Architectural Workshop
  • Teri Jover, Business Administrator, Borough of Highland Park
  • Debbie Mans, Partner, twentytwenty public affairs; former Deputy Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Courtney McCormick, Vice President, Internal Audit Services, PSEG
  • Jen Velez, former Executive VP, RWJBarnabas Health; former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services

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