From all of us at American Architectural Window & Door, we would like to give a big congratulation to the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Excellence in Housing & Economic Development Award and a big thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth during the event.
The awards, announced Friday, Oct. 6, at this year’s Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, recognize projects and professionals that are on the cutting edge of innovation in New Jersey in the fields of affordable housing and economic development. | “These awards celebrate some of the best examples of quality affordable housing, supportive housing and public-private partnerships that have been placed in service throughout New Jersey over the last two and a half years,” said Anthony L. Marchetta, Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, which hosted the conference along with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. “These projects exemplify the respective missions of our agencies to provide quality affordable housing opportunities, create and retain jobs, and improve the quality of life for all New Jerseyans.”
And the winners are…
Leading Housing Revitalization Riverfront Village at Pennsauken: transformed a vacant former supermarket, abandoned for nearly 25 years and a parking lot into an affordable family housing development. Project partners: Conifer Realty, LLC, Kitchen & Associates, Pennsauken Township, Camden County Improvement Authority and Camden County Housing Association.
Rose Homes, Roselle: a scattered site development, which has played a critical role in helping the borough reduce its decades-old inventory of vacant lots and replaced them with 13 affordable homes for working families. Project partners: Rose Urban Renewal, LLC, Borough of Roselle Mayor and Council, New Jersey Community Capital and Jersey Mortgage Company.
Leading Supportive Housing Ocean Green Senior Apartments, Jersey City: involved the construction of a five-story building on a vacant lot to provide 44 affordable senior housing units, with 11 set aside for special needs residents. Project partners: Cara Development, C-Line Community Outreach Services, the City of Jersey City, Jersey City Medical Center – RWJ Barnabas Health, Inglese Architecture + Engineering, and Del-Sano Contracting Corporation.
Leading Economic Development 220 Rowan Boulevard, Glassboro: is a key component in the borough’s downtown redevelopment, which combines housing, retail and medical space. Project partners: Nexus Properties, Borough of Glassboro, Rowan University, Blackney Hayes Architects and M & T Bank.
Congratulations to all our winners! See you at next year’s conference: Save the date – Oct. 2-3, 2018!