Parkside of Old Town Recognized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Smart Growth Achievement

Chicago, Ill. – Parkside of Old Town has been awarded a 2009 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today in Washington, DC. According to the agency’s release, the award recognizes “diverse communities that are models of how to grow in ways that protect our nation’s air, land and water; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; provide safe and affordable housing; and strengthen local economies.” Parkside of Old Town is the HOPE VI redevelopment of land previously occupied by the CHA’s Cabrini-Green Homes.
Firm Principal Steve Ryniewicz AIA LEED AP was in attendance today to receive the award on behalf of FitzGerald Associates Architects along with Sharnette Brown from the Chicago Housing Authority.
“Every year the Smart Growth Achievement Award winners show us new and creative ways to bring environmental sustainability to our communities “ and this year is no exception,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Smart Growth has an important role to play in building a new foundation for prosperity in communities across the nation. Innovative Smart Growth techniques give communities from urban to suburban to rural the chance to be environmentally sustainable and economically resilient.”
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