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New Jersey Future Announces Winners of 2020 Smart Growth Awards and Cary Edwards Leadership Award

TRENTON, October 21 — New Jersey Future today announced the six winners of the 2020 Smart Growth Awards and the winner of the Cary Edwards Leadership Award. The Smart Growth Awards honor smart planning and development that promote economic opportunity, environmental health, community vitality, and equity in New Jersey. This year’s winners include two repurposed historic buildings, two mixed-use art spaces, a citywide lead service line removal program, and a historic street redesign.

The Cary Edwards Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have an outstanding commitment to improving quality of life and promoting smart growth in New Jersey through sustainable land-use policy and practice. This year, New Jersey Future is honoring Peter Reinhart for his decades of service and commitment to fair and affordable housing and bridging the real estate development and smart growth agendas, and for his years of leadership on progressive land use policy and with the New Jersey Future Board of Trustees.

The winners will be honored at a virtual event on December 15 at 4pm.


2020 Smart Growth Award Winners

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-used workspace for local nonprofits and artists

Primary Partners: Isles, Inc.; Hamilton Township; New Jersey Community Capital; US Bancorp Community Development Corporation


2020 Cary Edwards Leadership Award

Peter Reinhart, Esq.
Former Director of Kislack Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University

Presented each year at the New Jersey Future Smart Growth Awards celebration to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving quality of life and promoting smart, sustainable growth in New Jersey; awarded to Peter Reinhart this year for his decades of service and commitment to fair and affordable housing and bridging real estate development and smart growth, and for his years of leadership on progressive land use policy and with the New Jersey Future Board of Trustees

 

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