“A host of real estate developments and business leaders will be recognized at the 16th Annual Long Island Smart Growth Awards scheduled for next month.
Organized by community planning organization and smart-growth advocate Vision Long Island, the luncheon event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on June 9 will showcase the people and projects that advance the revitalization of area downtowns and investment in infrastructure for the future.
Among those honored at this year’s event will be John Cameron, from Cameron Engineering and the Long Island Regional Planning Council, who will receive a regional leadership award. A community leadership award will be presented posthumously to Delano Stewart, publisher of “Point of View.” Ryan Stanton of the Long Island Federation of Labor will receive a next generation award.
The project and organizational honorees include the Town of Riverhead and Conifer Realty for housing choices with Peconic Crossing in downtown Riverhead; David Kilmick of the LGBT Network and D&F Development for housing choices with LGBT housing in Bay Shore; Livingston Development Group for revitalizing communities with The Villas at Glen Cove; Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead for revitalizing communities with the Baldwin revitalization project; Longwood Library, Concern Middle Island, and Gail Lynch Bailey for mix of uses in the Middle Island revitalization; Mill Creek Residential and the Village of Mineola for transit-oriented development for the Modera, Hudson House, and Searing Avenue projects; Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists for transportation choices; LIPA and Deepwater Wind for partnering on the South Fork offshore wind farm for clean energy; and the Village of Great Neck Plaza and Nemat Development for certainty with transit-oriented development zoning.
“These last few years have shown tremendous progress with nearly 13,000 units of transit oriented housing approved, over a billion dollars of federal and state funds invested in our local infrastructure and nearly 60 communities working on downtown revitalization plans,” said Eric Alexander, Vision Long Island’s director.
Some 900 attendees, consisting of Long Island’s community, government and business leaders, are expected to attend this year’s event.”