Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


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, NewarkSt. 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, MorristownEpstein'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, MoorestownCreed 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, Belmar800 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, CollingswoodThe 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 PlanSomerville 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, CamdenCatto 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, DoverTransit-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.

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