HARRISBURG, PA (September 1, 2005) - The Phoenix Award™ Executive Committee is proud to announce The Phoenix Award™ winners for 2005 for excellence in brownfield redevelopment. The project participants will be honored at an awards ceremony during Brownfields 2005 in Denver, Colorado, November 2-4, 2005. During the environmental conference with an expected crowd of 4,000 participants, these Phoenix Award winners will showcase their projects with case study presentations and exhibits.
The Phoenix Awards™ Grand Prize, the Regional Awards and the Community Impact Prizes, and the People's Choice Award will be presented during a special plenary ceremony. The People's Choice Award is presented to the project that receives the most votes from conference attendees, based upon the case study presentations.
The 2005 Phoenix Award winners represent outstanding brownfield projects from each of the 10 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions. For the first time this year, awards are being presented for Community Impact - USTs (underground storage tank cleanup projects) and Community Impact - Mine Scarred Lands. In addition, two general Community Impact Award winners were honored. The 2005 winners are:
Region 1 : Save the Bay Project, Providence, Rhode Island
Region 2 : Rheingold Brewery Redevelopment Project, Brooklyn, New York (the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and its partners)
Region 3 : Chester Waterfront Redevelopment Project, Chester, Pennsylvania
Region 4 : Johnnie Ruth-Clarke Health Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Region 5 : Phalen Corridor, St. Paul, Minnesota
Region 6 : Pinnacle Park Redevelopment Park, Dallas, Texas
Region 7 : Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa
Region 8 : Platt River Commons & Salt Creek Heights Business Center, Casper, Wyoming
Region 9 : Petco Park & The East Village Redevelopment Project, San Diego, California
Region 10 : Rainier Court, Seattle, Washington
Community Impact Winner : Mountain Pine Pressure Treating Site, Plainview, Arkansas
Community Impact Winner : Chesterfield Square, Los Angeles, California
Community Impact - UST Winner : Rosalia Visitor Resource & Interpretive Center,
Community Impact - Mine Scarred Lands Award Winner : AMD & Art Project,
Created in 1997, this prestigious award honors individuals and groups who are working to solve the critical environmental challenge of transforming abandoned industrial areas into productive new uses. The Phoenix Awards™ are widely recognized as the outstanding award for achievement of excellence in Brownfield redevelopment, and often are called "the Brownfields equivalent of Hollywood's Oscar."
The awards are open to any individual, group, company, organization, government body or agency. Criteria for The Phoenix Awards™ focus on the magnitude of the project, innovative techniques, solutions to regulatory issues, and impact upon the community. A panel of environmental professionals and business, academic and government leaders select the winners.
The Phoenix Awards™ were created and are coordinated by Denise K. Chamberlain, Esq., a Brownfields expert, and are affiliated with The Phoenix Awards Institute, Inc., an environmental and community service non-profit, located in Harrisburg, PA. The Executive Committee members include: Denise K. Chamberlain, ARCADIS G&M Inc., Phoenix Executive Committee Chair; Dennis Alvord, US EDA; Charlie Bartsch, Northeast Midwest Institute; Edgar Berkey, Concurrent Technology Corporation; Thomas Fidler, PA DEP, Linda Garczynski, US EPA; Don Green, US HUD; Ken Komoroski, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart; Howard McClintic, CTC Foundation; Terri Smith, Environmental Liability Management, Inc.; James P. Snyder, ARCADIS G&M Inc.; and Sharon Williams, PA DEP. Public and private sector sponsors support the program, including ALCOA, Koppers Inc., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, CTC Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
To learn more information about The Phoenix Awards™, visit www.phoenixawards.org