City Projects Win Valley Forward Awards

Sept. 17, 2013

City of Phoenix InformationThe city of Phoenix won two Crescordia Awards at Saturday’s Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards gala sponsored by Arizona Forward in partnership with SRP.

The city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) received the Crescordia in the Livable Communities/Sustainable Communities category, and the Phoenix Sky Train™ was honored for Livable Communities/Multimodal Transportation and Connectivity.

NSP incorporates innovative technologies, building methods and environmentally conscious practices to create green affordable homes conveniently located near transit, community resources and other amenities.

Serving 10,000 users a day, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport’s Sky Train™ is the only public transportation campus in the world to receive LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“Phoenix is emerging as a model for other cities looking to find creative ways to build a more sustainable future,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “We're going to continue to invest in innovative solutions, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it creates new economic opportunities.”

In addition to the two Crescordias, the city and its partners received 11 Awards of Merit for the following:    

Building and Structures – Residential

  • Gordon Estates (awarded to Mandalay Homes)

Buildings and Structures – Civic

  • LEED Platinum Phoenix Fire Station No. 59 (awarded to LEA-Architects, LLC)

Buildings and Structures – Industrial and Public Works

  • Corona Service Yard (awarded to Gabor Lorant Architects Inc.)

Livable Communities – Sustainable Communities

  • Aeroterra Senior Village Redevelopment Project (awarded to city of Phoenix Housing Department)
  • PHX Renews (awarded to Keep Phoenix Beautiful)

Site Development and Landscape - Public Sector

  • Centennial Way Federal Aid Transportation Enhancement (awarded to city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department)

Site Development and Landscape -Trails

  • Skip Rimsza Pathway in the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve (awarded to city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department)

Site Development and Landscape – Parks

  • "Downtown Owls,” burrow-construction for owls at Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center (awarded to Audubon Arizona)

Art in Public Places

  • HI-BROW, artwork at Water Services Department lift station (awarded to Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture)
  • PHX Sky Train Terminal 4 Connector Bridges Glass Mural Project (awarded to Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture)

Environmental Technologies – Public Sector

  • Surface Aeration for the Removal of Disinfection Byproducts from Drinking Water (awarded to city of Phoenix Water Services Department)


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