2022 Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards Ceremony
Presented by the Maryland Department of Planning
The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievement by individuals, businesses, organizations and local governments to realize the 12 planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly. The awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact and quality of life.
The 10th annual Sustainable Growth Awards presentation was held as virtual ceremony on November 17, 2022
2022 Sustainable Growth awards
The Maryland Department of Planning recognized the following people and projects during an awards ceremony on November 17, 2022. See Press Release
Leadership & Service
For activities or accomplishments that advance public appreciation, understanding, or involvement in promoting smart growth and sustainable communities at the state, regional, or local level.
Delegate Jim Gilchrist
Preservation and Conservation
For accomplishments in protecting or improving farms, forests, natural resources and the waters of Maryland.
Lake Churchill Stream Restoration
Wild Kid Acres
For facilitating or creating development that addresses at least one or more of Maryland’s 12 Planning Visions.
Kent Attainable Housing
Towson University - Greenberg Gibbons Armory Renovation
Gaithersburg Lakeforest Mall Master Plan
Purple Line Corridor Coalition
The Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC), established in 2013, has its administrative home at the University of Maryland's National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG). Employing a collective impact strategy, the PLCC brings diverse stakeholders together to develop policies and actions leading to sustainable development that is racially and economically equitable.
Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO)’s Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program
MARBIDCO is a quasi-public economic development organization chartered to help Maryland's farm (typically small and family-owned), forestry, and seafood businesses to prosper through the provision of targeted financial and other services. MARBIDCO ‘s Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program (Next Gen) is available to help qualified young or beginning farmers who have trouble entering the agricultural profession due to relatively high farmland costs and lack of access to adequate financial capital to purchase farmland.
In November 2020, Gillis Gilkerson completed the redevelopment of downtown Salisbury's historic Powell Building, transforming it into a mixed-use luxury apartment building. The 45,000 square foot, five-story building features 20 industrial design luxury apartment units and 7,500 square feet of street level retail space. It is located in the heart of the downtown business and historic district of Salisbury in Wicomico County.
College Park City Hall
The College Park City Hall project is a unique joint venture between the City of College Park, the University of Maryland (UMD), and the Terrapin Development Company (TDC). Rather than simply renovate City Hall, the project team came together to acquire an entire city block of property. The resulting redevelopment is a 90,000 square foot building divided into three condominium units.
Frostburg City Hall / Police Station Renovation
The City of Frostburg re-purposed the old police station into the current police station and City Hall, located at 37 Broadway Street in Frostburg. Since the city was operating two buildings that had significant deferred maintenance and neither building was accessible to disabled persons, the redevelopment/rehabilitation of 37 Broadway enabled both City Hall and the Police Department to have modern office spaces that are safe and efficient. The new building features energy-efficient design components, all LED lighting, lighting occupancy centers, insulation, and energy efficient windows.
Entire Awards Ceremony