NORRISTOWN, PA – Five outstanding projects and their creators were honored last night at the Montgomery Awards celebration in the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. This annual program, sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission, recognizes the best in planning and design, advocacy, and environmental stewardship in Montgomery County and acknowledges the high-quality work and commitment of communities, organizations, and professionals.
The five projects receiving awards were Cricket Flats in Lower Merion Township, Schellhase Commons at Ursinus College in Collegeville Borough, Schwenksville Borough Hall & Community Complex in Schwenksville Borough, Whitemarsh Station in Whitemarsh Township, and Wissahickon Headwaters Stream & Riparian Restoration in Upper Gwynedd Township, which received the 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award.
This year marks the 54th anniversary of the Montgomery Awards program. Since its beginning in 1967, 227 awards have been presented throughout Montgomery County. Over the years, many types of projects have been awarded, including residential, office, and commercial developments; redevelopment projects; community revitalization efforts; transportation improvements; historic preservation projects; and open space and park planning. All of these winning projects are best practice examples of planning and design in the county.
“All of these award-winning projects demonstrate the true value of vision and collaboration in creating exceptional places in Montgomery County. These projects are excellent models of transformation and sustainability. All of our winners touch on the goals and themes of Connected Communities, Sustainable Places, and Vibrant Economy contained in Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, Montgomery County’s comprehensive plan,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.