Phoenix Awards

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
3:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Lecture Room 407, Convention Center


Join us in honoring the Phoenix Awards winners at a special awards ceremony.  The top brownfields projects in the country will be highlighted during the awards ceremony, and a People’s Choice Award and Grand Prize Winner will be announced.  The Phoenix Awards honor the innovative leadership of men and women working to solve the critical environmental problems of transforming abandoned property into productive sites for new economic and community opportunities and assets.  Reception follow the Awards Ceremony in the adjoining Foyer.


The winning projects were selected by a panel of environmental professionals and business and government leaders based on a set of 5 criteria:

1) Magnitude of the problems and project
2) Use of innovative techniques
3) Cooperative efforts of multiple parties to undertake the project, including financing solutions
4) Positive impact on the environment (e.g., green buildings, greenways, energy use)
5) Project’s general and long-term impacts on the environment and community.

The Grand Prize Award, 1st Runner Up Award and the People’s Choice Award Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony.  Conference attendees select the People’s Choice Award Winner when they vote for their favorite project during Brownfields2017.

The 2017 winners are:

Region 1:  Springfield Union Station, Springfield, Massachusetts
Region 2:  Berry Lane Park, Jersey City, New Jersey
Region 3:  Pennovation Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Region 4:  Lake Conestee Nature Park, Greenville, South Carolina
Region 5:  Big Marsh, Chicago, Illinois
Region 6:  Orleans Juvenile Justice Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Region 7:  New Bohemia District Redevelopment, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Region 8:  Crossroads Commerce Park, Denver, Colorado
Region 9:  DLA San Juaquin Tracy Site, Tracy, California
Region 10: Tillamook County Southern Flow Corridor, Tillamook, Oregon
Community Impact Winner: Hamilton Health Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Community Impact Winner: Jimmy John’s Field, Utica, Michigan

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