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2019 Smart Growth Award Winners

Read about this year’s Smart Growth Award winners, representing the best in smart growth and sustainable development projects around the state. And check our YouTube channel for videos of recent Smart Growth Award winners!

  • Wendy Kelman Neu, an Entrepreneur With a MissionWendy Kelman Neu, an Entrepreneur With a Mission

    Wendy Kelman Neu, chairwoman and chief executive officer of Hugo Neu Corporation and a grassroots organizer and activist, is the recipient of this year's Cary Edwards Leadership Award, recognizing her paradigm-changing approach to sustainable, equitable, resilient economic prosperity.

  • Bringing Expanded Purpose to an Iconic BuildingBringing Expanded Purpose to an Iconic Building

    2019 Smart Growth Awards: A landmarked Art Deco office building repurposed to bring new mixed-income housing to the heart of downtown Newark.

  • A Pioneer Anchor for Neighborhood RevitalizationA Pioneer Anchor for Neighborhood Revitalization

    2019 Smart Growth Awards: Reactivation of a group of long-dormant buildings in an overlooked part of the City of Trenton, with amenities to serve both students and residents

  • A Civic Asset To Boost Economic OpportunityA Civic Asset To Boost Economic Opportunity

    2019 Smart Growth Awards: The first new facility of its kind in Plainfield in more than a decade, constructed on formerly blighted land to provide services and support to families in a historically underserved neighborhood.

  • Connecting Destinations and Neighbors, Without the TrafficConnecting Destinations and Neighbors, Without the Traffic

    2019 Smart Growth Awards: A 22-mile walking and cycling trail connecting a variety of Mercer County destinations, the result of a broad volunteer collaboration among community leaders, area employers, and local residents.

  • New Life for a Building, New Optimism for a CityNew Life for a Building, New Optimism for a City

    2019 Smart Growth Awards: 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

  • Guiding the Way to Sustainable Future GrowthGuiding the Way to Sustainable Future Growth

    2019 Smart Growth Awards: The culmination of a year-long process to update Hoboken's guiding land-use documents to support growth, preservation and resilience initiatives over the next decade.

  • From Vacant Warehouse to Modern Workplace HubFrom Vacant Warehouse to Modern Workplace Hub

    2019 Smart Growth Awards: Transformation of a long-vacant warehouse in downtown Newark into a 21st-century office and retail destination with direct connections to transit, open space and nearby attractions.

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