The 2014 Smart Growth Awards program book

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Thank you so much to all those who attended the 13th annual Smart Growth Awards. We are so proud of our winners, and grateful to our Board of Trustees, sponsors and staff whose hard work made the event possible.

Congratulations to Joseph J. Maraziti Jr. Esq., the recipient of the Cary Edwards Leadership Award, who summed up the purpose of "smart growth" best by quoting Albert Camus: Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.

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The 2014 Smart Growth Awards program book

  1. 1. NEWARK CLUB JUNE 5
  2. 2. Investing in our communities. What We Do. At Investors Bank, we are not just bankers. We are also your neighbors. Neighbors who want to make a positive difference in your life. For us, it’s not about doing what’s expected. It’s about doing more than expected, and it starts with a real commitment to the local neighborhoods we call home. We are dedicated to meeting the financial needs of our customers with superior products and services. Investors’ team members volunteer their talents and time in the local neighborhoods, while the Bank and our Foundation provide the treasure to support worthy causes in the communities we serve. In 2013, the Bank together with our Foundation pledged over $4.7 million in grants and donations. In addition, our employees gave back thousands of volunteer hours – a commitment that includes participating in donation drives and walks, serving on the Boards of non-profit organizations, sitting on committees to support charitable causes, coordinating health and wellness screenings and conducting financial literacy classes in our local schools. Caring about the well-being of our communities is part of our culture. We strive to be a different Bank. Helping our customers and communities grow and prosper is something we do every day. Bank Profile: $16.4 Billion in Assets 125+ Branches 19 Counties Served Founded in 1926 1,600+ Employees Headquarters: 101 JFK Parkway Short Hills, NJ 07078 More Information: 855.iBank4U myinvestorsbank.com TITLE SPONSOR
  3. 3. C O N T E N T S 2 Executive Director’s Welcome 3 Awards Program 4 Thank You and Listing of 2014 Awards Sponsors 5 About the Smart Growth Awards 6 2014 Awards Selection Committee 9 2014 Cary Edwards Leadership Award Winner Profile 10 2014 Honoree Profiles 18 Display Advertising
  4. 4. NEW JERSEY FUTURE4 Dear distinguished honorees and guests: Welcome to New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards celebration, now in its 13th year. In that time the awards have grown steadily in prestige and importance, and are now a true avatar of the very best of growth and development in the Garden State. We were heartened to receive a large and very high-qual- ity group of entries for this year’s contest, a hopeful sign of better economic times and continued high-quality growth ahead. Our team of jurors, whose biographies are included in this program book, distinguished themselves by the time, insight and diligence with which they conducted an extremely competitive evaluation process. Their dedication is instrumental in maintaining the awards’ high quality, and we thank them for their expertise. This year’s winners encompass a wide range of initiatives – downtown revitaliza- tion; waterfront rebirth; repurposing of old buildings for new uses; the remaking of a public-housing project; a community center rising on a reclaimed brownfield; and a regional plan for improvements that will drive economic growth in a suburban county. All these projects represent efforts to keep New Jersey at the forefront of quality de- velopment and redevelopment. It is also our great honor to present the 2014 Cary Edwards Leadership Award to our friend and trustee, Joseph J. Maraziti Jr. Joe’s leadership and expertise on the State Planning Commission brought us a state plan that is still in use, and his work in the fields of environmental and redevelopment law can be seen every day as New Jersey becomes greener, cleaner and more vibrant. This awards program is immensely gratifying to all of us at New Jersey Future as we see the policies we research and for which we advocate so well implemented. We thank you for joining us tonight as we honor this year’s winners, and we invite you to join us going forward as we continue to work toward smart, sustainable growth. Sincerely, Peter Kasabach Executive Director
  5. 5. 5SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 AWA R D S P R O G R A M 6:15 PM WELCOME Peter Reinhart Chairman, New Jersey Future Board of Trustees Director, Kislak Real Estate Institute, Monmouth University Peter Kasabach Executive Director, New Jersey Future Timothy J. Touhey Senior Vice President, Investors Bank PRESENTATION OF 2014 SMART GROWTH AWARDS Eileen Swan Chair, 2014 Smart Growth Awards Selection Committee Member, New Jersey Future Board of Trustees Policy Manager, New Jersey Conservation Foundation PRESENTATION OF 2014 CARY EDWARDS LEADERSHIP AWARD Jane M. Kenny Member, New Jersey Future Board of Trustees Managing Partner, Whitman Strategy Group
  6. 6. NEW JERSEY FUTURE6 New Jersey Future offers its heartfelt thanks to the sponsors of the 2014 Smart Growth Awards, whose generous support makes it possible to celebrate the best in development and redevelopment projects in the state of New Jersey. MCMANIMON, SCOTLAND & BAUMANN, LLC MEND, INC. MILL CREEK RESIDENTIAL MINNO AND WASKO ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS DAVID AND MARY MOORE NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY CAPITAL NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS NEXUS PROPERTIES PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF PENNROSE PROPERTIES PNC BANK PSE&G INGRID W. AND MARVIN REED RIKER, DANZIG, SCHERER, HYLAND & PERRETTI LLP RPM DEVELOPMENT GROUP JOHN P. SHERIDAN TD BANK TERHUNE ORCHARDS TIMOTHY HAAHS & ASSOCIATES, INC. T&M ASSOCIATES UPPER MAIN ALLIANCE VALUE RESEARCH GROUP, LLC WALLACE ROBERTS & TODD, LLC WALTERS GROUP WHITESTONE ASSOCIATES, INC. WHITMAN STRATEGY GROUP WILENTZ GOLDMAN & SPITZER PA ARCHER & GREINER, PC ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES, INC. BIGGINS LACY SHAPIRO & CO. LLC CHASE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BANKING CONIFER REALTY, LLC DMR ARCHITECTS EDISON PROPERTIES THE EDWARDS FAMILY ENVIRON EXCEL ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES, INC. FANWOOD BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FLORIO, PERRUCCI, STEINHARDT & FADER, LLC FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP GENOVA BURNS GIANTOMASI & WEBSTER JAMES AND KATHLEEN GILBERT GOLDMAN SACHS GREENBAUM ROWE SMITH & DAVIS LLP INGLESINO, WYCISKALA & TAYLOR, LLC INTEGRA REALTY RESOURCES JACK LETTIERE CONSULTING KITCHEN AND ASSOCIATES LANGAN ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES BARBARA L. LAWRENCE AND MICHAEL SAGE MAESTRO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP MARAZITI FALCON & HEALEY LLP MASER CONSULTING PA SPONSORS SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR TITLE SPONSOR:
  7. 7. June 2002 marked the first Smart Growth Awards celebration. The annual event attracts state, county and municipal leaders, as well as community activists and professionals who are committed to bringing smarter growth to New Jersey. ABOUT THE ANTIQUE TILES New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Awards are created with antique tiles made in and around the Trenton area at the end of the 19th century. They were made by Trent Tile, Providential Tile Works and the Robertson Art Tile Company, all of which manufactured decorative tiles for use in homes and offices. At its prime, Trent produced 8 million square feet of tile each year. New Jersey Future is proud to offer these awards as a reminder of the great things that will continue to happen in our state. The tiles were collected, restored and mounted by Marge Miccio of Artifacts Gallery, which offers a large collection of Trenton memorabilia. It is located at 1025 South Broad Street, Trenton, (609) 599-9081 and can be found online at artifactsgallerytrenton.com. New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Awards honor adopted plans and approved and built developments that exemplify sound land-use practice through the implementation of smart- growth principles as embodied in the State Development and Redevelopment Plan. The awards shine a well-deserved spotlight on the municipal officials, developers, contractors, architects and corporations with the with the courage to initiate projects and growth patterns that help strengthen New Jersey’s economic, social and environmental future. Nominees are drawn from a statewide public nomination process launched in the fall of each year. The finalists are selected by an Awards Selection Committee of professional developers, architects, planners and redevelopment experts (see page 6). The winning projects are chosen following site visits and interviews with project leaders. Preference is given to projects that promote redevelopment and infill development in areas and centers designated for growth by the State Plan. In addition, winning projects are evaluated against the following smart-growth criteria: Near existing development and infrastructure Create or enhance connections to existing developments or plans Create or enhance a vibrant mix of uses (residential, retail, office) Protect or enhance open space, farmland, parks and critical environmental areas Increase the range of housing options available Create or enhance transportation choices Designs foster walkability and activities at the street level that encourage personal interaction Improve resiliency to natural hazards Respect community character, design and historic features Utilize green or regenerative design techniques and materials ABOUT THE SMART GROWTH AWARDS SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014
  8. 8. NEW JERSEY FUTURE8 Eileen Swan Chair, 2014 Selection Committee Policy Manager, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Eileen Swan joined the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in September 2012. For the previ- ous five years Ms. Swan was the executive director for the New Jersey Highlands Council. During her tenure the council drafted, adopted and started the successful implementation of the Highlands Regional Master Plan to protect the waters that are relied upon by over 5 million New Jersey residents. Prior to that she was the executive director of the Office of Smart Growth, serving the State Planning Commission. Eileen also brings to her policy work at the Conservation Foundation the perspective of an elected official. As committeewoman and mayor in Lebanon Township for six years Eileen led the mu- nicipal efforts to preserve open space and farmland. She was the first mayor to partner with the New Jersey Water Supply Authority to preserve lands in the watersheds that supply water to the Spruce Run Reservoir. She is a trustee of New Jersey Future. Lawrence M. DiVietro Jr., AICP, PP President, Land Dimensions Engineering Mr. DiVietro has 27 years of experience in land use management, site development, land planning, land surveying and management. He founded Land Dimen- sions in 1979 and the firm has developed a reputa- tion for designing projects that accommodate chang- ing social, economic and environmental trends. He is a licensed professional land surveyor and profession- al planner in the state of New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is president of the board of trustees of the Gloucester County YMCA; a member and past president of the board of the Gloucester County College Foundation; a trustee of the Southern New Jersey Development Council; a past trustee of Rowan University; and a member of New Jersey Future’s Board of Trustees. Dante Germano Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Nexus Properties Mr. Germano, a certified public accountant, has been involved in real estate development and management for over 27 years. He joined Nexus Properties in 1990 as the chief financial officer and became chief operating officer in 2002. At Nexus, he is responsible for the overall management of the company includ- ing development, property management, construc- tion, finance, and marketing. He has concentrated the firm’s efforts on redevelopment and is currently working with the Borough of Glassboro and Rowan University on the Rowan Boulevard Redevelopment Project. He previously held positions at the Linpro Company (currently LCOR), a national real estate de- veloper, and KPMG Peat Marwick, an international accounting firm. Jennifer Gonzalez Environmental and Transportation Planner Louis Berger Group Ms. Gonzalez’s work focuses on environmental sus- tainability, resiliency and multi-modal transportation projects. She has been responsible for the planning and implementation of interdisciplinary projects in areas ranging from long-term recovery and climate ad- aptation to green infrastructure and complete streets. Ms. Gonzalez managed the Passaic County Morris Canal Greenway Feasibility Study and developed the Green Streets Design Guidelines for the county’s Mov- ing Passaic County transportation plan, both of which received New Jersey Future Smart Growth Awards. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, she serves on the City of Hoboken Green Team and the Paterson Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. She is a LEED Green Associate and Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program. John Hasse, Ph.D., AICP Chairman, Department of Geography & Environment Rowan University John Hasse is a professor of geography and teaches courses in geography, GIS and planning. He founded and directs the Geospatial Research Laboratory at Rowan University, which focuses on GIS research and 2014 AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE
  9. 9. 9SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 David J. Minno, AIA, PP President and Principal Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners David Minno specializes in private-sector, large mixed-use redevelopment, including transit-oriented projects and projects that have significant residen- tial components. He has deep experience in obtain- ing regulatory approvals for large-scale development. His client relationships include such smart-growth developers as AvalonBay Communities, The Bozzuto Group and Mill Creek Residential. His firm is current- ly working on sustainable redevelopment projects in Princeton, Englewood, Somerville, Westfield, Asbury Park, Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne and Harrison. Mr. Minno is active in many professional groups in- cluding the Urban Land Institute and The Congress for New Urbanism, and he volunteers his professional services to Habitat for Humanity. Peter J. Porraro Executive Managing Director, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC Peter Porraro’s responsibilities include development and construction in Mill Creek’s Northeast/Mid-At- lantic regions, including Washington, D.C., Boston and the greater New York City metropolitan area. Since 2011, Peter has overseen the completion of over 1,300 multi-family rental homes and currently has under construction another 2,600 multi-family homes. From 2003 to 2010 Mr. Porraro served as the senior managing director for Trammell Crow Resi- dential for the New Jersey and Pennsylvania region. Prior to joining Trammell Crow he was the director of acquisitions and equity investments for Real Estate Capital Partners, where he oversaw the joint-venture equity investments for apartment developments na- tionwide and was responsible for the new acquisi- tions of apartment and industrial properties. He is a licensed New Jersey Realtor. community outreach. He also developed a new B.S. degree program in planning at Rowan that focuses on sustainability and smart growth. Dr. Hasse’s research interest includes land-use geography and the interface between urban growth patterns, environmental planning and geospatial analysis. He has testified as an expert witness and has published articles, book chapters and reports on geography education, quantifying sprawl, analyzing smart growth and evaluating the relationships between transportation and land use. Monique King-Viehland Principal, Obsidian Development Obsidian principal and founder and native Trenton- ian Monique King-Viehland has more than a decade of experience in community and economic develop- ment, primarily in the area of real estate develop- ment. Previously she was president and chief execu- tive officer of Campus Gateway Development, Inc., a subsidiary of NJIT, where she was responsible for the implementation and management of the $1.3-bil- lion Campus Gateway Redevelopment Project from pre-development through groundbreaking. Ms. King- Viehland has also held positions as president of E2 Consulting, LLC, a real estate development consult- ing firm; director of housing for the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; and a housing development spe- cialist for the Mon Valley Initiative. Janice Kovach Mayor, Town of Clinton In addition to being mayor of the Town of Clinton, Janice Kovach has served as a member of its Town Council, as an appointee to the Highlands Water Pro- tection and Planning Council, and as the director of the New Jersey Division on Women, a position ap- pointed by the governor. She is currently a business consultant with expertise in business operations and management. She has been a director with Pruden- tial, and has held management positions with Fleet and NatWest banks. She has been a volunteer trustee of the Red Mill Museum Village; president and trust- ee of the Clinton Public School Partners in Education Foundation; and a board member with the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, United Way Women’s Leader- ship Council, and the Women’s Heart Foundation. 2014 AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE
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  11. 11. 11SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 Joseph J. Maraziti Jr. Partner Maraziti, Falcon & Healey LLP The Cary Edwards Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have an outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life and promoting smart growth in New Jersey through sustain- able land-use policy and practice. The recipients of this award are dedicated to strengthening communities by en- couraging redevelopment and develop- ment where infrastructure already ex- ists and by preserving and enhancing agricultural and natural resources. This year’s winner, Joseph J. Maraziti Jr. Esq., has for more than four decades built a prestigious practice and a sterling reputation in New Jersey environmental and redevelopment law. He has advised numerous public- and private-sector clients on environmental and infrastructure-related is- sues, and has successfully litigated a variety of mat- ters, some of them precedent-setting, involving rede- velopment and environmental laws and regulations. He has also worked tirelessly to guide New Jersey’s growth and development strategically, both in his practice and in his public service. After Mr. Maraziti graduated from law school, he joined his father’s general-practice firm, where he tried his first “pollution cases,” as they were known. The first of these cases led to the creation of the Rockaway Valley Region- al Sewerage Authority and the cleanup of the Rockaway River. Later litigation focused on claims stemming from the landmark federal Superfund legislation. In 1998, Governor Whitman appointed Mr. Maraziti to chair the State Planning Commission, in which ca- pacity he led the effort to adopt the State Develop- ment and Redevelopment Plan of 2001, a framework to ensure that development and redevelopment in New Jersey enhances the quality of life for all residents. Plan adoption was not easy. Stakeholder groups from all sectors – environmental, development, agricultural – were apprehensive and resistant, and it is in large measure a tribute to Mr. Maraziti’s skills as a nego- tiator and mediator that the commission was able to adopt a plan that responded to most of their concerns. The plan’s emphasis on redevelopment was also some- what prescient: At the time, there was more interest in suburbaniza- tion than reinvesting in the state’s older cities and towns, but that trend seems to have reversed itself during the past decade. He served as chairman of the commission until 2002, and the plan he shepherded into place remains in effect today. Since that time, Mr. Maraziti has played a leading role in the evolu- tion and maturing of environmental and redevelopment law in the state. Many clients now seek his help to re- develop properties that were once shunned – so-called brownfields sites. Mr. Maraziti has built a strong prac- tice providing both public and private clients with the appropriate legal tools to implement redevelopment and rehabilitation projects, helping to realize billions of dol- lars in investment in New Jersey’s cities and towns. Mr. Maraziti has long been active in professional and civic organizations. He was the founding chairman of the Morris County Bar Association Environmental Law Committee; he is a past chairman of Morris 2000; he has served on the Environment of the 21st Century Task Force of the New Jersey General Assembly; and has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Com- mittee on Environmental Litigation. He is chairman of the Association of Environmental Authorities’ recently formed Ethics Committee, and he is an associate of the Environmental Law Institute. He serves on the board of directors of the Regional Plan Association and on the board of trustees of New Jersey Future, of which he has also been chairman. Today he works at his father’s tiger oak desk in his Short Hills office, surrounded by antique bottles, rocks and minerals, and by photos of his wife Claudette; his daughter Jackie and her fiancé Vince Monteleone; and his daughter Michele and her husband Mike and their son Jake Ryan. Mr. Maraziti continues to maintain a varied caseload that reflects the balancing act of mod- ern environmental law: practicable enforcement and realistic solutions, respecting not only the law but also the state’s long-term ecological health. CARY EDWARDS LEADERSHIP AWARD
  12. 12. NEW JERSEY FUTURE12 Nestled 12 miles from midtown Manhattan and situ- ated on the Hackensack River, the City of Hackensack boasts a diversity of neighborhoods, access to higher education facilities including Fairleigh Dickinson Uni- versity’s Metropolitan Campus and Bergen Community College, and three transportation facilities. However, as with many of New Jersey’s older cities, Hacken- sack’s downtown has struggled as businesses have ei- ther closed or moved and residents have followed. The city realized that if it wanted to re-establish itself as a regional des- tination, it would need to enhance its Main Street and its connec- tions to transportation. The result of that re- alization is the City of Hackensack Rehabili- tation Plan for the Main Street Area, adopted in June 2012. Encompassing 163 acres and 389 individual properties on 39 city blocks, the plan promotes a range of land uses including retail, restaurants, office, com- mercial, civic, and entertainment, along with a diver- sity of housing types, to create a mixed-use, pedestri- an-friendly downtown. One of the key objectives of the plan is to connect a series of neighborhoods with each other and with improved infrastructure, parks, plazas, open spaces and the city’s two NJ Transit rail stations and regional bus station. Critical components of the plan include innovative new zoning provisions for the downtown area that are intended to facilitate quality revitalization through: • Increased development flexibility and density, allowing permitted uses throughout the downtown; • Lower parking ratios and shared parking; • Architectural, neighborhood and rehabilitation design requirements; • Recommendations to create a two-way street system to replace the city’s existing one-way streets; • Implementation strategies, including municipal tools and mechanisms to promote revitalization. To encourage larger-scale development, the city de- vised two zoning classifications, both of which can occur anywhere in the redevelopment area. The “cat- alyst” classification allows for more intensive develop- ment, but requires a minimum project size of 400,000 square feet. This classification permits buildings of up to 14 stories, compared to five stories for a non- catalyst building, as well as lower parking ratios than non-catalyst development. Providing two development types has proven an effective market-based mecha- nism to incentivize smaller property owners to realize greater value from their properties by allowing them to be incorporated as part of larger projects. The city and the Upper Main Alliance Special Improve- ment District worked with city consultants to ensure coordination with the public, business and property owners. Early in the process, the SID conducted mul- tiple public workshops and helped the city create a steering committee to assist in public outreach. Steer- ing committee meetings, along with public workshops and meetings and a project website, provided multiple channels for continued information- and idea-sharing during the 18-month process. This collaboration re- sulted in strong support from the community—and no negative public comment when the plan was adopted unanimously in 2012. DESIGN REGULATIONS and FLEXIBLE ZONING to FOSTER a REVITALIZED DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWN REHABILITATION PLAN, HACKENSACK City of Hackensack, Archer & Greiner Attorneys at Law, DMR Architects, Upper Main Alliance
  13. 13. 13SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 The opulent G.G. Green Opera House, built in 1880 by patent medicine tycoon and Civil War Colonel George Gill Green, once brought grandeur to the city of Woodbury and vibrancy to the heart of its downtown. The 1,100-seat facility, with its ornate Victorian archi- tecture, drew thousands of visitors in its heyday. The building’s luster had largely faded by 2001 when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2002, in substantial disrepair, it closed its doors. The building’s future, and indeed that of the down- town, was still in doubt in 2011 when a rare earth- quake struck, threatening the building’s structural in- tegrity and knocking part of its façade into the street. Some called for the building’s demolition, but many in the community fought to save this treasured city land- mark, and through grassroots fundraising efforts raised $50,000 to kickstart a building preservation initiative. That same year, RPM Development stepped forward with plans to purchase the G.G. Green Building along with two adjacent, vacant buildings and create the G.G. Green Senior Residences, a mixed-use, afford- able residential complex for older adults with contigu- ous retail and community space. The innovative reha- bilitation-redevelopment project restored and adapted the historic building and replaced the other two build- ings with contemporary structures modeled after the original G.G. Green Building’s architecture. The G.G. Green Senior Residences provides 55 apart- ment units, restricted to residents 55 and older with an income at or below 60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), with six units set aside for homeless veter- ans with incomes at or below 30 percent of AMI. In addi- tion to housing, the proj- ect features approximately 7,000 square feet of retail space and a 3,500-square- foot community room. The complex, which covers an entire block along South Broad Street, the city’s busi- est main street, also includes an outdoor courtyard to provide open space for residents. The project was constructed to minimize environmental impact and has achieved LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of green building awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. The development is located near public transportation, including several NJ Transit bus routes and the proposed Glassboro-Camden light rail two blocks away. Residents of the complex will be within easy reach of many retail amenities, and to the Underwood Memorial Hospital, County Justice Com- plex, the public library, and numerous public parks. The project has stimulated substantial economic growth, including over $21 million in immediate economic output and an anticipated $2.3 million in ongoing economic output, as well as more than 120 full-time jobs and an estimated 13.5 full-time jobs an- nually going forward. The success of the G.G. Green Senior Residences shows what can be accomplished with coordination and dedication from many stakeholders. Support from the community, the commitment of Woodbury’s politi- cal leadership, strategic financing from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, and the vision of RPM Development Group have all combined to re- turn a once-grand opera house to its former glory and to bring renewed vibrancy to downtown Woodbury.  G.G. GREEN SENIOR RESIDENCES, WOODBURY New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, RPM Development Group REFITTING an ENDANGERED HISTORIC BUILDING for USE AS RETAIL and SENIOR and VETERANS’ HOUSING
  14. 14. NEW JERSEY FUTURE14 “In a dream, I saw a city invincible.” That excerpt from a poem by Walt Whitman – who lived, created and died in Camden – is etched in cement at Camden City Hall. And Camden did once seem invincible, with an abun- dance of industry and a strong middle class. However, after a long exodus of industry and jobs, Camden now conjures up for some a reputation for violent crime, steep unemployment, declining public health, inad- equate early child care and education, and overall decay. Yet The Salvation Army USA, armed with a be- quest of $1.6 billion from the estate of Joan Kroc, widow of McDon- ald’s founder Ray Kroc, could see a brighter fu- ture. In January 2014, The Salvation Army announced that it would award $59 million from the bequest to North Camden for the development of a Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center, one of 27 nation- wide. Through support from political and community leaders, The Salvation Army secured an additional $31 million to fund the project. Set in the city’s Cramer Hill neighborhood and sched- uled to open in October 2014, the 120,000-square- foot community center is constructed on a parcel of land directly adjacent to the Delaware River. It will pro- vide a variety of opportunities, including recreational, aquatics, healthcare, childcare, social services, educa- tional, senior, and spiritual programming, to an antici- pated 360,000 members of the community per year, including 12,000 children who live in Cramer Hill and adjacent North Camden. The community center plan also includes open spaces with ball fields and walking paths reconnecting the residents to their waterfront with its views of the Philadelphia skyline and Petty’s Island. City officials also hope that the community cen- ter will spur private development of affordable housing in the neighborhood. The first phase of the project completed in 2013, in- volved remediating 24 acres of the 100-acre former Harrison Avenue landfill site. Many local stakeholders, city officials, and the New Jersey Department of En- vironmental Protection (NJDEP) saw this as an ideal opportunity to begin remediation of a two-mile stretch of brownfields along the Delaware River of which the landfill was one part. The landfill site was also selected because of its proximity to bus routes and a proposed rail station, allowing easy transit access. The construction of the Kroc Community Center incor- porates green-infrastructure features such as aquifer recharging with constructed wetlands and bio-swales, recycled content in building materials, and energy-ef- ficient water, lighting and HVAC systems. As Walt Whitman knew, there is much potential in Camden that only needs heart, imagination, and the level of commitment that those involved in The Salva- tion Army Kroc Center are willing to invest, in order to realize the dream of a city invincible. Supporting Partners: Camden Redevelopment Agency, City of Camden, Coopers Ferry Partnership, Cramer Hill Community Development Corporation, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, New Jersey Economic Develop- ment Authority BUILDING an ANCHOR for COMMUNITY CHANGE RAY AND JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER, CAMDEN Dresdner Robin, Kitchen & Associates, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, The Salvation Army
  15. 15. 15SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 The Borough of Fanwood led the redevelopment of its underutilized and outdated but transit-centered down- town by taking the lead and working directly with de- velopers and property owners to bring the heart of its community back to life. Today, the borough’s nearly- realized vision is a lively mix of new retail and residen- tial development combined with inviting new public spaces. This transit-oriented village offers many of the benefits of urban living, coupled with the appeal of a small town. The first hint of change came as the borough oversaw the refurbishment of its celebrated rail station. Next came enhancements to downtown sidewalks and the in- stallation of planters and what have become known as “Fanwood lamps.” As a finishing touch, the community raised funds for a new park and a four-faced Victorian- themed “Millennium Clock” at the intersection of the rail station and commercial downtown, in a “found” open space area created by closing off an unnecessary and unsafe entrance to a commuter parking lot. Residents and borough officials hoped that these pub- lic beautification efforts would entice private business owners to follow suit and beautify their own properties; when that didn’t happen, it became clear further action was needed. After establishing the one-block downtown as an area in need of redevelopment, borough officials secured a grant to hire a consultant to develop a building façade upgrade guidebook and a shared-parking strat- egy. Local government partnered with a Citizen Redevel- opment Committee to conduct public outreach, which included resident and merchant surveys, televised open public forums, and, ultimately, adop- tion of the Redevelopment Plan for Fanwood Downtown Block 64, that reflected the commu- nity’s aspirations. The plan in- cluded design guidelines and new zoning that encouraged res- idential, retail, commercial, and open public spaces all within the same downtown block. So far, the redevelopment has produced lovely new buildings in keeping with the historic buildings that characterize the community, as well as 24 units of af- fordable housing and additional contributions to the local affordable-housing fund. New residential options are diverse, ranging from rental apartments to condo- miniums and townhomes, all boasting immediate ac- cess to mass transit. In a town once known for “all those nail salons,” there is now also a rich mix of re- tail, leisure and restaurant uses, including a Pilates center, couture dress shop, craft store, and SAT prep center, as well as a variety of new eateries. Redevelopment has also been used to leverage infra- structure improvements. Through public/private part- nerships, officials were able to secure the installation of updated drainage systems to protect against future flooding in the downtown, and a new shared-use mu- nicipal parking lot to serve the community. In addition, the project enabled the remediation of two seriously degraded former toxic industrial sites. As Fanwoodians like to say, progress in redeveloping the downtown has occurred at a measured but suc- cessful pace. For a community that values its histor- ic roots and traditional charm, it’s clear that now it wouldn’t have things any other way. Supporting Partners: Helen Ling, Michael Marcovecchio, Elite Properties LLC BLOCK 64 REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, FANWOOD Borough of Fanwood, Maser Consulting, Rogut McCarthy, T&M Associates A COOPERATIVE APPROACH to RE-MAKING a TRANSIT-ORIENTED DOWNTOWN
  16. 16. NEW JERSEY FUTURE16 “Two cents from 2 percent” was the goal of the New- ark Department of Economic & Housing Development when it launched the Newark Riverfront Revival (NRR) in 2008, with the ob- jective of reconnecting the city with its earli- est riverfront roots. The NRR’s mission was to bring the city’s growth closer to the edge of the Passaic River, and to bring the river’s recreational and economic development benefits to the city and its resi- dents. Planners wanted at least 2 percent of Newark’s total population, or 5,600 people, to have a voice in designing a future for their riverfront. Residents were encouraged to take part in collaborative “walkshops,” boating tours, outreach events and public meetings. One landmark outcome of this initiative was the New- ark and Essex County Riverfront Park. In 2010, in partnership with Essex County, Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), the Trust for Public Land, and many other partners, the city began construction of the 15- acre park, which features a 12-acre athletic complex, an extensive walking and biking trail, a floating boat dock, a boardwalk, and passive recreation areas. Serving an area of 50,000 people and just 10 minutes from Newark Penn Station, the park connects two neigh- borhoods—downtown Newark and Ironbound – and of- fers healthy lifestyle options for residents and commut- ers in an area that once contained less than a half-acre of open space per 1,000 residents. The mile-long riv- erfront walking trail and park features a bright orange boardwalk made of recycled lumber. Strollers, cyclists, skaters, and joggers are now welcomed to a part of the city that once discouraged pedestrians. The park also has several ecological foci, and native birds and fish have recently begun returning to their former habitat. Riverfront Park offers a hint of what is to come for the five-mile-long riverfront. The Newark’s River: Public Access & Redevelopment Plan envisions future devel- opment for 250 acres running through Newark’s Iron- bound and downtown and into its northern boundary with Belleville. The plan updates Newark’s municipal development regulations along the riverfront and re- places 50-year-old zoning regulations, originally cre- ated for industrial purposes, so that public access is encouraged and valuable, people-friendly urban spac- es can thrive through mixed uses and open areas. The plan incorporates five land-use zones permitting res- idential, commercial, retail, industrial, and open-space uses, and allows up to 30-story building heights to en- courage development near public transportation hubs. Residential uses will now be permitted in lower Broad- way north of the Broad Street Station, where transit ac- cessibility makes residential development important. The guidelines and requirements of the redevelopment plan, coupled with the public/private initiatives that created a waterfront park, will ensure that Newark gets the riverfront it deserves. Supporting Partners: Newark Public Art Program, Broad Street Block Association, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, New York/New Jersey Baykeeper, Hackensack Riverkeeper, Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture, James Street Commons Neighborhood Association, MTWTF Graphic Design TRANSFORMING an INDUSTRIAL WATERFRONT INTO a PUBLIC AMENITY RIVERFRONT PARK AND PUBLIC ACCESS REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, NEWARK County of Essex, Ironbound Community Corp., City of Newark Planning Office, Trust for Public Land
  17. 17. 17SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 Burlington Township’s Springside School opened its doors to the community’s children as a one-room schoolhouse in 1916. The oldest public building in the township and a fixture on the National Register of Historic Places, the quaint schoolhouse was expanded in 1920 and again in the 1950s as the community’s population grew. But the schoolhouse closed its doors in 2007, a victim of functional and physical obsoles- cence, conditions that mirrored circumstances plagu- ing the surrounding community. Substantial private marketing efforts failed to revive it. Now new life has been breathed into the building and its surrounding community, thanks to an imaginative redevelopment plan that combines the forces of the township, private enterprise, and a nonprofit entity. The plan calls for the renovation and adaptive reuse of the school building as safe and pedestrian-friendly af- fordable housing for senior citizens and residents with special needs. The developers, a joint-venture partnership compris- ing the nonprofit Moorestown Ecumenical Neighbor- hood Development, Inc. (MEND), which develops and manages affordable housing complexes in South Jer- sey, and the for-profit Conifer Realty LLC, have created a total of 74 units of affordable housing, including 60 units of senior housing and 14 units set aside for people with mental illnesses. These residents will be supported by the Lester A. Drenk Behavioral Health Center, a 60-year-old nonprofit organization serving the region. The complex features a community room, laundry facilities, a fitness room, and a library. The building also provides open space and landscaped ar- eas, including a patio and gazebo. Burlington Township demonstrated its commitment to this project by deeding the property to co-developer MEND at no cost, and providing a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agree- ment. The township also provided additional fi- nancing with a Municipal Housing Trust Fund con- tribution commitment. Since the school is being preserved, the develop- ment was eligible for historic tax credits. Addi- tional financing included a conventional construc- tion loan from TD Bank, as well as low-income housing tax credits and a per- manent mortgage through the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. Burlington Township also provided a federal HOME partnership loan. It has been several years since children’s voices last rang through the corridors of the Springside School. Now a dedicated consortium of public, private, and nonprofit interests has converted it into affordable housing for senior citizens and residents with special needs, proving once more that Springside School will always have its doors open to those who need it most. Supporting Partners: TD Bank, Red Stone Equity Partners, Burlington County Community Development, Burlington County School Board   SPRINGSIDE SCHOOL APARTMENTS, BURLINGTON Township of Burlington, Conifer Realty, MEND, New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency ADAPTING an UNUSED SCHOOL to PROVIDE SENIOR and SPECIAL-NEEDS RESIDENCES and SERVICES
  18. 18. NEW JERSEY FUTURE18 In 2011 the state of New Jersey released a draft up- date to its existing State Development and Redevelop- ment Plan, called the State Strategic Plan. It proffered criteria for determining what kinds of development or preservation investments should be made in vari- ous types of places. Somerset County, long known for strong regional planning leadership and close co- operation with its municipalities, immediately began using and modifying those criteria, and adding some of its own, to identify “areas for growth, agriculture, open space conservation and other appropriate designations.” The resulting Somerset Coun- ty Investment Framework uses these criteria to evalu- ate the ability of existing cen- ters and employment nodes to accommodate additional growth; to confirm the importance of areas identified in agricultural development and open space plans for resource protection, preservation and restoration; and to identify neighborhoods where the enhancement of ex- isting community character would be of highest priority. The county was able to generate its own map, based on these criteria, that identified these different areas. As a next step in advancing this framework, the county began to look for specific places that would require var- ious kinds of investments in order to enable different kinds of growth. The resulting study, Supporting Prior- ity Investment Through Access and Mobility Improve- ments, was a three-phase project that, through exten- sive public outreach and a thorough technical analysis, identified seven pilot sites in the county where land- use changes and transportation improvements could be implemented to spur investment in and reuse of underutilized, underperforming or vacant sites. One of the hallmarks of both plans is the extent to which the county reached out to each of its munici- palities to secure their input and support. As a result, the municipalities have aligned their growth plans with the two reports. It contains an implementation strategy for each that prioritizes recommendations and identi- fies partner agencies that can provide implementation assistance. Recommendations range from roadway and transit projects to bicycle and pedestrian improve- ments to land-use and zoning changes. The strategies and recommendations focus on: • Sites that were in already-developed areas and iden- tified as priorities in local municipal plans as well as in the county’s Comprehensive Economic Develop- ment Plan. • Zoning changes that recommended a mixed-use approach to the reuse of the sites and promoted a range of housing types. • Reuse and redevelopment aimed at limiting or cur- tailing new development in greenfield settings. • Sites that were identified as good opportunities for multi-family development. • Multi-modal improvements ranging from sidewalks and bicycle improvements to roadway/intersection improvements to new transit services. • Sidewalks and other bicycle and pedestrian infra- structure improvements. Supporting Partners: Franklin Township, Hillsborough Township, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Transit, Office of Planning Advocacy, Ride- wise, Somerville Borough, Somerset County Business Partnership DETERMINING INVESTMENT PRIORITIES THROUGH REGIONAL PLANNING ACCESS AND MOBILITY IMPROVEMENTS STUDY TO FOSTER SOUND ECONOMIC GROWTH, SOMERSET COUNTY North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Somerset County Planning Board
  19. 19. 19SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 19SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 Known as the “nation’s first seaside resort,” Long Branch was from the 1870s until the 1920s a major destination for vacationers from New York and north- ern New Jersey. But the construction of the Garden State Parkway during the late 1940s and early 1950s lured many of those beachgoers further south, and a devastating fire in 1987 that destroyed the city’s land- mark amusement pier and adjoining amusement park removed its last remaining draw for tourists. Woodrow Wilson Homes, a public housing develop- ment consisting of brick two-story barracks style build- ings, was constructed during the 1950s. Built campus style, with most apartments facing into the center of the site toward other buildings rather than toward pub- lic streets, the site offered limited access and mini- mal connectivity to the surrounding neighborhood. The site itself was also a topographic bowl that collected stormwater runoff from the surrounding area; during particularly wet spring thaws the middle of the site would flood, stranding tenants in their apartments and forcing the Housing Authority to turn off the central heating plant, located in a basement and vulnerable to flooding. Now the 14-acre site has been redeveloped to provide new, mixed-income rental housing, targeted to residents earning between 30 and 80 percent of area median in- come, a larger income spread than was accommodated in the former public housing site. The two large super- blocks of the former site have been broken up into smaller blocks with a grid of new streets and sidewalks, in order to increase walkability and to re- connect these homes to the surrounding community. Many building design elements are evocative of the grand beach resort hotels of Victorian-era Long Branch, and the housing styles are reminiscent of the gracious single and twin homes that still can be found in many of Long Branch’s neighborhoods. Each apartment has its own front door and front porch to provide “eyes on the street” and connection for residents to their public space. The first two phases are complete and occu- pied; Phase III units are currently under construction. The redevelopment team also addressed the site’s stormwater management issue not just as an engineer- ing problem but as a landscape amenity and an educa- tional tool. None of the surrounding streets have storm- water pipes deep enough below ground to allow outfall from the redevelopment site, so stormwater needed to be managed entirely on site. The ground floors of buildings were designed to sit above the flood line, and a central rain garden was created to showcase storm- water management best practices and as public open space. The rain garden, along with two other infiltra- tion basins on site, provides short-term storage without flooding for a 500-year rain event, and serves as a “wet meadow” that provides wildlife habitat. Supporting Partners: Wells Fargo, Red Stone Equity Partners, Chase Community Development Banking WOODROW WILSON COMMONS I AND II, LONG BRANCH Maestro Community Development Corp., Pennrose Properties LLC, Wallace Roberts & Todd LLC RE-BUILDING PUBLIC HOUSING AS an OPEN, WALKABLE COMMUNITY ASSET
  20. 20. NEW JERSEY FUTURE20 L.L.P. ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge Partner Congratulations to New Jersey Future for its continued success improving the quality of life for New Jerseyans!
  21. 21. 21SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 www.njng.com Thank You For Making Our Communities Better Every Day! Congratulations to all of the 2014 Smart Growth Award Honorees In Continued Support of New Jersey Future At New Jersey Natural Gas, we proudly share our time, talents and resources where help is needed most. Partnering with organizations dedicated to revitalizing and developing our neighborhoods, such as New Jersey Future, we are making our communities stronger together. NJ Future_Smart Growth_Layout 1 5/13/2014 12:49 PM Page 1
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  24. 24. NEW JERSEY FUTURE24 856.793.2082 | www.coniferliving.com | 20000 Horizon Way, Suite 180, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 LEADERS IN PROVIDING QUALITY, AFFORDABLE APARTMENT HOMES Timothy I. Henkel | Senior Vice President 267.386.8600 | Pennrose.com Pennrose congratulates the Long Branch Housing Authority and supports the 2014 New Jersey Future Smart Growth Awards Woodrow Wilson Long Branch, New Jersey Seaview Manor Long Branch, New Jersey Garfield Court Long Branch, New Jersey
  25. 25. 25SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 forhelpingmakeit happeninNewJersey. Let’s Celebrate the achievements of this year’s winning development and redevelopment projects! ©2014 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved. PNC Bank, National Association. Member FDIC PNC is proud to be a part of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards ceremony.
  26. 26. NEW JERSEY FUTURE26 “Next hot spots” - NJBiz, March 2014 “…the next Edgewater.” - Fred Daibes, GlobeSt.com, March 2014 “Winners” - Tri-State Transporta�on Campaign, January 2013 “Shovel Ready” - NJBiz, January 2013 www.hackensack.org/rehabilita�on www.uppermain.org City of Hackensack Upper Main Alliance DMR Architects Archer & Greiner 2014 New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award Winners Downtown Hackensack THE NEXT GREAT DOWNTOWN We’re ready. Are you? Congratula�ons to all New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award Winners! Anne S. Babineau, Esq., Shareholder at Wilentz and Former New Jersey Future Board Member 732.855.6057 90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 Eatontown • New York • Philadelphia 732-636-8000 • www.wilentz.com We Proudly Congratluate Joseph Maraziti Cary Edwards Leadership Award Winner and all of tonight’s honorees Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Land Use Approvals & Permitting Environmental - Permitting & Compliance Leasing - Industrial, Office & Retail Construction - Contracts & Litigation Public Financing Tax Abatement Litigation - Trials & Appeals Business Organizations & Structuring
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  28. 28. NEW JERSEY FUTURE28  Litigation  Corporate  Real Estate  Environmental  Tax, Trusts & Estates  Family Law 99 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08830 732-549-5600 75 Livingston Avenue Roseland, NJ 07068 973-535-1600 www.greenbaumlaw.com We Join In Honoring Joseph J. Maraziti, Jr. Esq. Cary Edwards Leadership Award and all of the 2014 Smart Growth Award Winners 75 Livingston Avenue, Second Floor Roseland, New Jersey 07068 Phone: (973) 622-1800 Fax: (973) 622-7333 Web: www.msbnj.com Congratulations to Joseph J. Maraziti, Jr., Esq. and all of the 2014 Smart Growth Award Winners Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc 99 East Second Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057 www.mendinc.org being “our brother’s keeper” by providing a decent, safe, affordable place to call “Home Sweet Home” for those in need. CELEBRATING OUR 45TH YEAR AD Created by Katgraphic.com
  29. 29. 29SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 Mill Creek Residential congratulates all of the 2014 Smart Growth Award Winners 135 Route 202/206, 1st floor, Bedminster, NJ 07921 www.millcreekplaces.com RPM Development Group would like to congratulate the 2014 Cary Edwards Leadership Award Recipient Joseph J. Maraziti Jr. Esq. for his years of dedication to the eld of redevelopment and environmental law. Development Contracting Leasing Sales Management More info at RPMDEV.COM Congratulations to Joseph J. Maraziti Jr. 2014 Cary Edwards Leadership Award Recipient We are proud to acknowledge his outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life in New Jersey, something Cary was committed to doing throughout his life. Cary is smiling down from heaven tonight. The Edwards Family
  30. 30. NEW JERSEY FUTURE30 610.234.4230 | tandmassociates.com BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES ENERGY AND UTILITIES ENVIRONMENTALSERVICES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING PLANNING SITE DEVELOPMENT SOLID WASTE TRANSPORTATION WATER RESOURCES CONSULTANTS | ENGINEERS | ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALISTS YOUR GOALS OUR MISSION. . 800.323.3647 tandmassociates.com At TD Bank, we’re happy to support the things that bring our community together. TD Bank, N.A. | Equal Housing Lender PROUDTOSUPPORT NEWJERSEY SMART GROWTH IN WALL ACE ROBERTS & TODD WWW.WRTD E S I G N.C O M Congratulations to Joe Maraziti Thank you for helping New Jersey have more open spaces and livable places. Your long-time admirers, Barbara Lawrence and Ingrid Reed Congratulations to Joseph J. Maraziti Jr. Former chairman of the State Planning Commission for winning the Cary Edwards Leadership Award
  31. 31. 31SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 Building Strong Avalon Wharton AvalonBay Communities, Inc. congratulates all of the winners of the 2014 Smart Growth Awards. www.AvalonBay.com NJSmart_3.25x2.25_050814.indd 1 5/9/14 12:40 PM 777 Terrace avenue, SuiTe 607, HaSbrouck HeigHTS, nJ 07604 201-288-2600 P 201-288-2662 F www.dmrarcHiTecTS.com Architecture PlAnning engineering interiors consulting Celebrating 23 years of design excellence! DMR Architects congratulates The City of Hackensack We are proud to support your rehabilitation efforts! ENVIRON congratulates the 2014 Smart Growth award winners From brownfields to green buildings, our experts create sustainable, practical and energy-efficient solutions to development and redevelopment challenges. Bringing clarity to the intersection of science, business and policy SmartGrowth20143.5x2.5AdV2.indd 1 5/5/14 10:59 AM Building a Better Tomorrow. Chase is proud to partner with New Jersey Future and we congratulate the 2014 Smart Growth Awards Honorees. For more information on Chase Community Development Banking, visit chase.com/cdb or contact: Brett Macleod (202) 312-1115 David Walsh (212) 270-2943 © 2014 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved. PA_14_201 EXCEL Environmental Resources, Inc. 111 North Center Drive, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Phone 732-545-9525 Fax 732-545-9425 www.excelenv.com Solving Environmental Problems & Creating Redevelopment Opportunities Best Wishes to Joe Maraziti Esq. Dave and Mary Moore Congratulations to the 2014 Smart Growth Award Winners and Fellow board member Joseph J. Maraziti for winning the Cary Edwards Leadership Award
  32. 32. NEW JERSEY FUTURE32 Jeffrey M. Hall 609.895.6755 | jhall@foxrothschild.com 997 Lenox Drive, Building 3 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2311 A Pennsylvania Limited Liability Partnership | Attorney Advertising Jack Lettiere Consulting, LLC Transportation and Management Strategies Advanced Solutions * Making the extraordinary the ordinary Jack Lettiere Voice: 609-213-5266 Principal Email: jack.lettiere@gmail.com Congratulations to the 2014 Smart Growth Award Winners! Congratulations to Joseph J. Maraziti, Jr. On this well- deserved honor INGLESINO, WYCISKALA & TAYLOR, LLC 600 Parsippany Road Suite 204 Parsippany, NJ 07054 Congratulations to Joseph J. Maraziti, Jr. and the 2014 Winners of the Smart Growth Awards James G. Gilbert New Jersey Future Board of Trustees & Kathleen Gilbert Congratulations to the Salvation Army on the opening of the Kroc Center. John P. Sheridan, Jr. Congratulations to Maestro Community Development Corp Pennrose Properties LLC and Wallace Roberts & Todd LLC For receiving the 2014 Smart Growth Award for the Woodrow Wilson Commons I and II Long Branch From The Long Branch Housing Authority and the Board of Commissioners
  33. 33. 33SMART GROWTH AWARDS 2014 877.627.3772 | www.maserconsulting.com Engineers n Surveyors n Planners Landscape Architects n Environmental Scientists Congratulations Honorees! NJ Smart Growth Awards 3.25x2.25_Layout 1 5/8/2014 9:41 AM Page 1 The N.J. Economic Development Authority (EDA) offers powerful redevelopment resources for municipalities, developers, businesses and community groups in urban areas. Visit www.NJEDA.com for more information. REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PARKING MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT One Brunswick Circle, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 | 609.396.6800 | www.nexusproperties.com Nexus Properties congratulates the New Jersey Future 2014 Smart Growth Award Winners for their innovative, creative projects that promote economic development, protect the environment and put New Jersey on a path toward sustainable prosperity. We congratulate our good friend Joe Maraziti on this welldeserved honor. A T T O R N E Y S A T L A W MORRISTOWN, NJ 973.538.0800 TRENTON, NJ 609.396.2121 NEWYORK 212.302.6574 WWW.RIKER.COM NEWJERSEYCOMMUNITYCAPITAL.ORG THE 2014 PROUDLY SUPPORTS • A Family Owned Farm • 200 Acres Of Fruits & Vegetables • Farm Market Open Year Round • Pick-Your-Own • Barnyard Animals • Farm Festivals • Birthday Parties & Group Tours By Appointment • Gift Baskets • A Unique Place To Visit www.terhuneorchards.com 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540 Pam & Gary Mount (609) 924-2310
  34. 34. NEW JERSEY FUTURE34 ATLANTA | JACKSONVILLE | MIAMI | NEW BRUNSWICK | PHILADELPHIA PLANNINGPARKING | CREATINGPLACES | HELPINGPEOPLE www.TIMHAAHS.com Check Out Our New Website! Congratulations Joe Maraziti This award is well deserved! Barnegat, NJ | 609.607.9500 Value Research Group, LLC 301 South Livingston Ave Suite 104 Livingston, NJ 07039 973-422-9800 FAX 973-422-9797 35 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE WARREN, NEW JERSEY 07059  908.668.7777  1600 MANOR DRIVE, SUITE 220 CHALFONT, PENNSYLVANIA  215.712.2700 www.whitestoneassoc.com ACUA CME ASSOCIATES DEWBERRY GRAPEVINE DEVELOPMENT KLEINFELDER KUSHNER PROPERTIES LAND DIMENSIONS ENGINEERING SUSAN AND PETER LEDERMAN MEYNER AND LANDIS LLP NAIOP NEW JERSEY CHAPTER ROSENGARTEN COMPANIES R. EDWIN SELOVER SILVERMAN
  35. 35. BOARD OFFICERS PETER S. REINHART Chair Monmouth University STEVEN WEINSTEIN Vice Chair Rowan University KATHLEEN ELLIS Secretary New Jersey Natural Gas LEE WASMAN Treasurer Atlantic City Electric BOARD MEMBERS WILLIAM E. BEST PNC Bank JAY BIGGINS Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co. LLC DOROTHY P. BOWERS Retired, Merck & Co. ANTHONY J. CIMINO Robert Wood Johnson Hospital HENRY A. COLEMAN Rutgers University LOREDANA CROMARTY Actavis, Inc. LAWRENCE DIVIETRO Land Dimensions Engineering JAMES G. GILBERT Merrill Lynch ROBERT S. GOLDSMITH Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP ANDREW HENDRY New Jersey Utilities Association JANE M. KENNY The Whitman Strategy Group MONIQUE KING- VIEHLAND Obsidian Development SUSAN S. LEDERMAN Professor Emerita, Kean University JACK LETTIERE Jack Lettiere Consulting JOSEPH J. MARAZITI Maraziti Falcon & Healey LLP MARK MAURIELLO Edgewood Properties DONALD MCCLOSKEY PSE&G GIL MEDINA CBRE Brokerage Services CARLETON MONTGOMERY Pinelands Preservation Alliance DAVID F. MOORE Retired, NJ Conservation Foundation PAM MOUNT Terhune Orchards INGRID W. REED Retired, Rutgers University WANDA SAEZ Wells Fargo STEPHEN SANTOLA Woodmont Properties ERIK SHEEHAN Verizon EILEEN SWAN New Jersey Conservation Foundation TIMOTHY TOUHEY Investors Bank BRIAN TRELSTAD Bridges Ventures STAFF PETER H. KASABACH Executive Director ELAINE R. CLISHAM Director of Communications and Development NICHOLAS A. DICKERSON Policy and Planning Analyst MARISA DIETRICH Development and Outreach Associate TIM EVANS Director of Research NICHOLAS A. GRAVIANO Local Recovery Planning Manager MARIANNE E. JANN Manager of Office and Budget TERI JOVER Managing Director DAVID M. KUTNER Recovery Planning Manager STEVEN L. NELSON Local Recovery Planning Manager CHRIS STURM Senior Director of State Policy LEAH YASENCHAK Local Recovery Planning Manager HONORARY BOARD CO-CHAIRS GOVERNOR BRENDAN T. BYRNE GOVERNOR JAMES J. FLORIO GOVERNOR THOMAS H. KEAN GOVERNOR CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND STAFF
  36. 36. 137 West Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 393-0008 njfuture@njfuture.org www.njfuture.org Printed on recycled paper New Jersey Future is grateful to those who have provided generous support for the 2014 Smart Growth Awards. TITLE SPONSOR STRATEGIC PARTNERS ARCHER & GREINER, PC ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC CONIFER REALTY, LLC NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY PENNROSE PROPERTIES PNC BANK PSE&G UPPER MAIN ALLIANCE List as of May 23, 2014 COMMUNITY BUILDERS L.L.P.

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