2015 New Jersey Future Smart Growth Awards
Military Park, Newark
Reactivation of a neglected landmark downtown park as a thriving public space
City of Newark; Prudential; The MCJ Amelior Foundation
Thomas Edison State College Campus Expansion, Trenton
Multi-site initiative to expand an anchor institution’s role in revitalizing our capital city
Thomas Edison State College; Clarke Caton Hintz; City of Trenton
Washington Street ‘Complete’ Redesign, Hoboken
Plan for re-engineering 16 blocks to improve safety and comfort for cyclists and pedestrians
The RBA Group; City of Hoboken
My East Camden
Comprehensive revitalization plan for a growing neighborhood at the edge of the city
Regional Plan Association; Cooper’s Ferry Partnership; St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society
Netherwood Transit-Oriented Development Plan, Plainfield
Plan and updated zoning to revitalize the neighborhood around a key transit asset
City of Plainfield; New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design
18 Park, Jersey City
New, mixed-use building housing retail, community space, a charter school and residences
Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners; Ironstate Development; Kushner Real Estate Group
Partnership of community organizations working to construct green and grey infrastructure
Collaboration of six organizations, including Cooper’s Ferry Partnership; City of Camden;
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority.
Anne S. Babineau Esq.
Cary Edwards Leadership Award
Partner, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA
Champion for smart growth and redevelopment in New Jersey
The New Jersey Future Smart Growth Awards are selected by an independent jury. Serving on this year’s selection committee besides Mr. Hendry are Jen Coffey, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions; Colin Driver, economic-development director of the Borough of Somerville; Tyrone Garrett, executive director of the City of Long Branch Housing Authority and its subsidiary, the Maestro Community Development Corporation; Jen Gonzalez, environmental/transportation planner with Louis Berger Group; Mark Lohbauer, principal of downtown economic consulting firm JGSC Group and current chairman of the Pinelands Commission; Hon. Colleen Mahr, mayor of Fanwood and director of strategic planning and intergovermental affairs for Union County; and Meishka Mitchell, vice president of neighborhood initiatives for Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in Camden.
The ceremony honoring Ms. Babineau and the Smart Growth Award-winners will be Thursday, June 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club, One Newark Center, 22nd Floor, in Newark.
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