The New Jersey Business & Industry Association and its publication, New Jersey Business magazine, recognized 13 New Jersey redevelopment projects at the 59th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards.
The event, held Tuesday morning at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, honored the companies, as well as the architects, builders and financing entities, whose noteworthy projects have benefited their communities and improved New Jersey’s overall economic landscape.
The winners include two transit villages, several educational and apprenticeship facilities, a renovated office building, two corporate headquarters, an industrial complex built on a former brownfield, a community wellness center, a city museum, and a new zoo habitat. Projects were evaluated using criteria that considered economic benefits, job creation, architectural merits and community involvement.
“Collectively, these winning projects comprise more than $488 million in capital investments and created 5,124 construction jobs and 2,900 permanent jobs,” NJBIA President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Siekerka said. “NJBIA is proud to shine a spotlight on these corporate good neighbors whose investments have added economic value to their communities and helped move New Jersey’s economy forward.”
The list below provides those honored:
- 111 Littleton Road, Parsippany;
- CLARUS, Maplewood;
- Cummins Power Systems / Preferred Freezer Services – Hartz Mountain Industries, Kearny;
- Donald M. Payne Sr. Vocational Technical School, Newark;
- Frank J. Gargiulo Campus, Hudson County Schools of Technology, Secaucus;
- LifeTown, Livingston;
- Newark Museum, City of Newark;
- Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund Edison Training Center, Edison;
- SCYNEXIS Headquarters, Jersey City;
- African Adventure at Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange;
- Unilever North American Headquarters, Englewood Cliffs;
- Virtua Camden Health & Wellness Center, Camden; and
- Wesmont Station, Wood-Ridge.