The 2021 Smart Growth Awards, to be hosted virtually by Vision Long Island on Friday, will recognize developers, business leaders and nonprofits that have helped revitalize Long Island’s downtowns over the past year. 

The Zoom presentation will highlight projects, policies and leadership that promoted transit-oriented development, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, traffic calming, and community-based planning. 

Among those honored will be the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency and PSEG Long Island for regional leadership; Rich and Mike Cave and the Pink Tie Foundation for corporate leadership; and the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Sol Marie Alfonso Jones of Long Island Community Foundation for community leadership. 

Transit-oriented development awards will go to the Village of Lindenhurst and Tritec for The Wel; G2D Group for The Shipyard in Riverhead; and the Town of Hempstead and Woodcrest Apartments for Woodcrest Village Park in Oceanside. 

The Beechwood Organization and the Village of Southampton will be honored for historic preservation of The Latch in Southampton. For its housing choice honors, the awards will recognize The Town of Islip and Jobco Organization for Foxgate in Central Islip; the Town of Brookhaven and Concern For Independent Living for Liberty Landing in Lake Ronkonkoma; and the Village of Farmingdale and D&F Development Group for Sterling Green in Farmingdale. 

Major sponsors of the event include 1st Equity Title and Closing Services, National Grid, and RXR Realty. 

Tickets for the ceremony are $100 and can be purchased at: 

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