2017 Award Recipients

Bryn Mawr Village
Bryn Mawr Village
Lower Merion Township

An outstanding infill redevelopment project awarded for creative vision, effective site design, and successful collaboration. This impressive adaptive reuse project, a result of decade–long planning efforts and development initiatives, transformed a vacant, underutilized site located in the heart of the Bryn Mawr business district into a vibrant mixed-use center.

Crossways Bridge and Trail
Crossways Bridge & Trail
Lower Gwynedd Township and Whitpain Township 

An excellent recreational amenity awarded for innovative planning, environmentally sensitive design, and extensive collaboration. This successful multiuse trail, which connects people and nature by providing wonderful opportunities for walking, running, bicycling, and horseback riding, is a critical link to the regional trail system.

Lansdael Municipal Complex
Lansdale Municipal Complex
Lansdale Borough

An exceptional state-of-the-art public facility in Lansdale Borough awarded for creative planning and vision, exceptional redevelopment, and successful community engagement. This stunning, contemporary complex combines municipal services for sustainability and efficiency and preserves the heritage of the community while embracing the future.

Perkiomen School
Perkiomen School
Pennsburg Borough

A prestigious educational landmark in Pennsburg Borough awarded for creative vision, extensive planning, and a sustained commitment to growth and transformation. Over the years, this small institution of higher learning has achieved many campus enhancements to continue moving forward into the future.


SEPTA Parking Garage and Station
Abington EAC
Thompson Lexus Willow Grove
SEPTA Lansdale Parking Garage & 9th Street Station
Lansdale Borough

Outstanding transit improvements awarded for successful collaboration, significant expansion of transit facilities, and positive community reinvestment. These important transit projects have contributed to the economic growth of the borough and have been integral in helping to achieve Lansdale’s redevelopment vision. 

Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council
Abington Township
2017 Planning Advocate Award

A dedicated, volunteer-led organization committed to improving sustainability in Abington Township. The council, which collaborates with local partners to promote awareness and build support, offers public events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs that focus on best practices for protecting and preserving the environment.

Thompson Lexus Willow Grove
Upper Moreland Township
2017 Environmental Stewardship Award

A successful project awarded for outstanding comprehensive and well-maintained conservation practices that address water quality and stormwater runoff and help to protect the Pennypack Creek. The project constructed an integrated stormwater management system that involves rain gardens and underground detention and infiltration.