Three city projects win American Planning Association awards

Three city projects win American Planning Association awards

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized three local projects for outstanding contributions to planning at its annual awards celebration on Dec. 10 at Slater Mill in Pawtucket. There were 10 awards total.

The three city award winners are:

• Art Bridges Pawtucket, for Excellence in Community Engagement.

• The Festival Pier, Redevelopment for Outstanding Public Space Project.

• And the Blackstone Valley Gateways II by the Pawtucket Central Falls Development, with the Paul Davidoff Award for projects that helped to transform a distressed neighborhood.

The awards program celebrates recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession in Rhode Island.

“We were so pleased by the wealth of knowledge, innovation, and commitment to local communities demonstrated by all of this year’s nominations,” said Nancy Letendre, outgoing chapter president of APA of Rhode Island. “There is no question that Rhode Island is a better place today because of the planning projects and dedicated individuals awarded this year.”