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Riverkeeper Shares Achievement Award for Work to Revitalize Newtown Creek

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APA New York Metro Chapter recognizes innovative approach in brownfield planning

Riverkeeper, Newtown Creek Alliance, and Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center shared the American Planning Association (APA) New York Chapter 2012 Meritorious Achievement Award for their work on the Newtown Creek Brownfield Opportunity Area Nomination Report. The awards ceremony took place in October and recognized the work of the groups in undertaking a highly comprehensive review and creating an innovative approach to revitalizing the complex Newtown Creek region.

The report the groups developed focuses on putting brownfield sites along both sides of Newtown Creek in Brooklyn and Queens back to productive use and to bring even more quality industrial jobs to the area. The APA recognized the report as a gamechanger with community and citywide impact that offers realistic options and scenarios for future development.

The APA’s Meritorious Achievement category highlights work of unusual achievement in urban planning. In the last decade, the Meritorius Achievement Award has recognized highly significant local projects including West Harlem Piers, the Solid Waste Management Plan and the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Plan.

Riverkeeper is honored to share this award with NCA and GMDC, and looks forward to continuing to work together in planning the future of Newtown Creek.

Meritorious Achievement Award Statement