The purpose of the Planning & Design Awards Program is to recognize outstanding planning accomplishments in Hunterdon County. Hopefully, the recognition of these plans and projects will create an awareness of good planning and will encourage others to undertake projects of similar quality. Municipal bodies, organizations and individuals are encouraged to submit nominations for the program. The more nominations are received, the more successful the program is will be.
Nominations are now open with a closing date of September 1, 2010.
The 2010 Awards event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 , 2010. Additional information......
By recognizing outstanding plans and projects each year, the Hunterdon County Planning Board strives to create an
awareness of good planning and design to encourage others to undertake projects of similar quality. Historically,
municipal bodies, organizations and individuals have all nominated deserving projects within the County. Projects or plans with approvals or construction dates outside the guidelines will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
The projects will be reviewed by a HCPB appointed committee. The committee may consist of County Planning Board members, a Freeholder representative, Department staff, as well as representatives from the public and private sectors. All winners will be recognized at the HCPB’s Planning and Design Awards Event. Based on the quality of nominations received, the HCPB reserves the right to present as many or as few awards as deemed appropriate.
Award categories include:
- Green / Sustainable: Includes private or public sector projects or plans that incorporate sustainable building and site design; conserve or use energy, air or land resources consistent with sustainable growth principles, LEED, or other recognized green standards.
• Residential: Includes both single family and multi-family residential communities’ plans or projects.
- Commercial: Includes private or public sector office, commercial or industrial developments as well as mixed-use developments that include residential uses; and includes plans or projects.
- Hermia Lechner (Environmental): Given to an individual or organization for exceptional planning efforts that promote the conservation of natural resources; may include ordinances, environmental programs, open space plans or other projects that protect the natural environment.
- Donald B. Jones (Historic): Given to an individual or organization for completed projects that significantly contribute to the preservation of Hunterdon County’s historical or rural heritage; may include restoration projects, historic preservation plans, scenic view and vista ordinances, or other projects that preserve the historic or rural landscape.
- Transportation: Includes private or public sector projects or plans that creatively addresses local or regional transportation needs.
- Freeholder Partnership: An outstanding planning effort where a key element involves public and private sector partnering, or the partnering of different public sector entities to move a plan/project forward.
For the 2010 Awards Event the Board has further refined and expanded the award categories to include:
- Youth in Planning: This award has been established to recognize exemplary community contributions by youth
groups or individuals on projects that benefit community facilities or activities.
- Land Use Board: This award was created to recognize those Municipal Planning, Zoning or Land Use Boards
where a specific decision or action by the board has had an outstanding beneficial impact to the community
PRINTABLE AWARDS FORMS
PRIOR AWARD WINNERS