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Nelson Byrd Woltz to design Edge-on-Hudson waterfront park and paths

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) will design the parks, paths, and trail connections at Edge-on-Hudson, including one of the community’s central features – a public waterfront promenade that will link the RiverWalk south of the property to the historic 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow and Kingsland Point Park to the north.  The transit-oriented, mixed-use Edge-on-Hudson development along the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow incorporates more than 16 acres of parkland on the 67-acre site, once home to a General Motors Assembly Plant.

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Reimagining of Miller Park in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee

Located in the heart of Chattanooga, in the center of the city’s thriving Innovation District and one block from City Hall, Miller Park is a two-acre urban placemaking project designed and led by the collaboration between firms EskewDumezRipple and landscape architects Spackman Mossop Michaels.

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Construction begins on second phase of mile-long waterfront neighborhood in D.C.

Phase 2 of The Wharf will complete the remaining 1.25 million square feet of new mixed-use development, including office, residential, hotel, marina, and retail space, as well as parks and public places, across a half mile of redeveloped waterfront. Phase 2 architects and designers include Rafael Viñoly, SHoP Architects, ODA, Morris Adjmi Architects, Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), S9 Architecture, WDG Architecture, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), Parker Rodriguez, Rhodeside & Harwell, Thomas Juul-Hansen, Wolf Josey, and Perkins Eastman D.C. as the master planner.

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Elected officials join Affirmed Housing and PATH Ventures to open Phase 1 of PATH Metro Villas

PATH Metro Villas is a two-phase, transit-oriented development that will ultimately provide 187 affordable and permanent supportive apartments and homeless services in one location on the PATH campus.  Phase 1 of Metro Villas, the David TC Ho Family Building, is an L-shaped, five-story community featuring 65 units of affordable housing.  Fifty-one units are designated as supportive housing for individuals experiencing homelessness or chronic homelessness, and fourteen units are for low-income households earning no more than 60 percent of the area median income.

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RIVET luxury housing completed as a part of master plan for Jersey City ‘University Place’ redevelopment

Dresdner Robin has completed site and landscape design, permitting and construction administration services on Jersey City’s newest luxury apartment development, RIVET, a 163-unit complex that was completed in late-2018. It is is a 2018 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Northern New Jersey Excellence Award recipient for Public/Private Partnership and a 2019 Leading Infrastructure Project Award recipient from the New Jersey Alliance for Action.

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Green Hammer Design Build and Rose Villa announce first Zero Energy senior living multi-family project in Portland

The first of its kind in the Portland senior living marketplace, The Oaks Zero Energy Neighborhood at Rose Villa is designed so that each residence meets its own energy needs through a combination of ultra-energy-efficient design and on-site renewable energy generation.The Oaks is a neighborhood within Rose Villa, a cottage community for senior living set on 22 acres along the Willamette River, designed and built by the Portland-based design build firm Green Hammer.

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Outdoor co-working leads innovative green spaces

Boulevard – the contemporary, connected community in Dublin, California – has announced an innovative system of 15 pocket parks programmed for diverse uses, including an outdoor co-working space named The Office equipped with technological amenities. Other themed parks include The Kitchen, The Lounge, The Library, The Gym and The Retreat. The result is a network of active urban areas that redefine the forms and functions of parks in an urban masterplanned community.

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Trumark Communities breaks ground on first age-qualified community devoted to wellness

Trumark Communities, a master planned development division of Trumark Companies, announced November 19 that it has commenced construction on The Collective, the country’s first age-qualified community devoted to wellness. Committed to improving health and human environments through design, the WELL Building Standard® by the International WELL Building Institute™ partners with communities to benefit health and well-being by aligning with the seven concepts of the WELL Building Standard – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

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The JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer offers significant aesthetic and energy-efficient advantages. The high-modulus silicone secondary seal minimizes PIB migration, providing clear, straight sightlines. It also offers 35 percent higher design strength, allowing for a narrower air cavity in an IGU, and 10.4 percent more argon gas retention than standard sealants, based on ASTM 2190 testing. An IGU incorporating the JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer will retain its argon gas longer over other insulating glass systems, maximizing energy savings and extending the units service life.

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