Tuesday, December 13, 2011

City Presents Development Awards to 11 Exemplary Projects

Fredericton (December 13, 2011) – The City of Fredericton has recognized 11 local development projects at its annual Development Committee Awards. The 2011 awards ceremonies were presented in the Council Chamber of Fredericton City Hall on December 13 at noon.

Awards went to projects which included residential and affordable housing developments, Historic Preservation, energy efficient housing units, adaptive reuse development and commercial site design, as well as a recently completed restoration project at City Hall. This is the 12th year the awards have been presented.

Photo of 2011 Development AwardsMAYOR’S AWARD

Jones Masonry & PJ Materials Consultants Ltd. were recognized for their restoration project recently completed at City Hall. Jones Masonry was responsible for the extensive repair and restoration while PJ Materials Consultants Ltd. provided technical and administrative expertise from start to finish. The restoration project will increase the overall longevity of the City’s historically significant landmark.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING & ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN

Avide Developments and Tannery Court Cooperative Ltd. were acknowledged for the creation of 35 affordable and energy efficient housing units at Tannery Court III located at 287 Brookside Drive. This project represents another successful collaboration between Avide Developments and Tannery Court Cooperative toward the creation and addition of affordable dwelling units to the City’s housing stock.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

A Historic Preservation Award was handed out to Christ Church Parish Church and Fellows & Company for their contributions to the preservation of St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease. Several studies were conducted by Fellows and Company to ensure the restoration would be accurate both historically and architecturally. Half of the funding for this project was provided by the Federal Govement’s Heritage Campaign while the other half was raised by the Church.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND ADAPTIVE REUSE

The NB Liquor Corporation and J.D. Irving Limited received a historic preservation and adaptive reuse award for their contributions to the York Street Train Station. The project preserved much of the original structure while allowing for the conversion of the property to a commercial use that is more compatible in a modern-day context. The York Street Train Station and is regulated under the Federal Heritage Railways Station Protection Act

UNIQUE TOWNHOUSE DESIGN

This award is presented to Ross Anderson Developments Ltd. for the unique design of a new townhouse development located off of Sunny Brae Drive. The townhouses are designed to resemble the traditional brownstone style housing often found in older cities such as Boston and New York. While these units look and feel expensive the developer has given particular attention to ensuring that these units will be affordable for first time home buyers, families and active seniors.

NEIGHBOURHOOD DESIGN

Colpitts Development was recognized for a Neighbourhood Design Award their strategic design of Siverwood Meadows located at the Mooers Drive extension. Their close work with City staff to redesign this subdivision will allow for the creation of new lots, have a more logical street configuration as well as having a minimum impact of the existent infrastructure.
Comprehensive Planning & Environmental Stewardship

Chippins Limited was awarded the Comprehensive Planning and Environmental Stewardship Award for a proposed subdivision including both commercial and residential components of land on Doak Road and Alison Boulevard. The portion of the property fronting on Alison Boulevard will maintain its commercial distinction as envisioned in the Municipal Plan while the residential component will provide for a range of housing types.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

University of New Brunswick, B+H Architects and Sasaki Associates were awarded the Architectural Design Award for their collaboration of work on the Richard J. Currie Center. University Chancellor Richard J. Currie donated more than $20 million dollars to the project as well as the donations of many others including the City of Fredericton. UNB Fredericton’s athletic facilities now rival the best across North America and have made UNB a leader in health and fitness.

COMMERCIAL SITE DESIGN

A Commercial Site Design was awarded to Jim Gilbert’s Wheels & Deals for design of their new car sales and service centre located at 402 St. Mary’s Street. The design included the consolidation of the car sale and services operations onto one property and aesthetically succeeded in setting the stage for future development and redevelopment of this portion of St. Mary’s Street.

COMMERCIAL SITE DESIGN

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. & Campanella Associates Architects were awarded a Commercial Site Design Award for their contribution to the Corbett Centre area. The Costco building was design to integrate with the existing development of the area while working within the parameters established for this site by the University of New Brunswick as well as the Department of Environment.

RECREATION FACILITY DESIGN

The Bank of Nova Scotia and CBCL Limited were awarded a Recreation Facility Award for their contributions to the new multi-use athletic fields located at 605 Cliffe Street and 590 Knowledge Park Drive. Each projects included the design and construction of a new multiuse artificial turf athletic field which is manufactured from recycled car tires, a state of the art field lighting system, as well as a subsurface drainage system under the field consisting of over 3 kilometres of drainage pipe.

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