Jersey City Announces Winners of 4th Annual ‘Green Awards’

Jersey City will honor a handful of developers, organizations and individuals next week at its fourth annual Green Awards ceremony in City Hall.

“The Green Awards is our way of thanking and recognizing the City’s green pioneers,” Mayor Jerramiah Healy says. “These awards are part of a community of trail blazers who are lending our environmentally responsible development approach now taking hold in our city and the state.”

This years development winners are:

  • Hoboken Brownstone Company, for its ambitious seven-acre Van Leer Place development on Hoboken Avenue near the Hoboken border (rendering seen at right). Parts of the mixed-use development on the former site of the Van Leer chocolate factory are slated to have up to 90-percent energy savings compared to traditional buildings through the use of geothermal and solar energy, as well as other green technologies.
  • United Associates of Journey New and Apprentices Local Plumbers Union No. 24, for its solar hot water training.
  • Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation for its construction of affordable energy efficient homes.
  • Franklin Development Group for its Mary Norton Manor Condominiums, a workforce housing project on Duncan Avenue.

Also being honored this year are Bike JC, city planner Tanya Marione-Stanton for her work on the city’s revamped Adopt-A-Lot program, Grove Street Bicycles and the newly reformed Jersey City Environmental Commission. City Green, the nonprofit arm of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA), and Garden State Urban Farms will also receive Urban Innovation awards.

“We pride ourselves on selecting a number of applicants who ordinarily would not be recognized for their contribution,” JCRA executive director Robert Antonicello says.

The Fourth Annual Green Awards Ceremony is slated for Thursday, October 19 at 1 pm in City Hall’s council chambers.

Jon Whiten

co-founded the Jersey City Independent. He is currently the Deputy Director of New Jersey Policy Perspective.