Scotch Plains Builder Receives Award

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(L to R) Dan Bernstein, Esq. Robert LaCosta, Acting Municipal Manager, Scotch Plains Steve Needle, Needle Point Homes John Burke, NJPO vice-president Michael Michalisin, Planning Board vice-president, vice-chairperson
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains builder Steve Needle was the recipient of one of the Achievement in Planning awards presented at the New Jersey Planning Officials’ 14th annual Awards banquet on Friday, May 4 2012, held at the Woodbridge Hilton Hotel.  Their Board recognized two local projects by bestowing awards upon The Mews at Garwood, and Park Avenue Green in Scotch Plains. Newark Mayor, Cory Booker, was the keynote speaker for the event.

 

NJPO, the Association of Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment which originated in 1939, works to preserve communities’ quality of life standards by educating local municipal officials, and according to their missions statement they strive to “chart and preserve a community’s quality of life standards.”

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Steve Needle of Needle Point Homes, was proud to accept the Award for Park Avenue Green at 549 Park Avenue, just across from Park Middle School.  “This project achieved Energy Star recognition by incorporating energy efficient features to lessen energy usage. Additionally, Park Avenue Green is conveniently located to offer easy access to public transportation, shopping, restaurants and other community offerings. Architect, Roger Winkle, and James Watson of EKA Engineering were engaged for their professional expertise,” said Steve Needle.

Park Avenue Green is a 12 unit apartment building that was built on the site of a run down four family house that was incorporated into the project. While it did cost more to build “green”, Steve Needle feels that it was worth it in the long run to contribute towards saving the environment and to enable future tenants to have more control over the cost of their utilities.

The Mews at Garwood, constructed by Arc Properties and Millennium Homes of Livingston, is a mixed use facility featuring retail and commercial spaces, residential condominiums and rental apartments. The project reclaimed a long unoccupied site, revitalizing Garwood by making use of its proximity to commuter transportation and the downtown area. Harbor Engineering and architects Chester Partnership were instrumental in this project.

NJPO is a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. It provides educational services, support and information to municipal planning boards, zoning boards of adjustment and elected officials.

 

 

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