From the Press Release
NJ Future and the NJ Historic Preservation Office Confer Separate Awards
Trenton, NJ, June 11, 2018: Roebling Lofts received two prestigious awards on consecutive days last week.
On Wednesday, June 6, NJ Future recognized Roebling Lofts as one of the best examples of sustainable growth and development in the State of NJ. It was one of only seven projects across the state designated to receive a 2018 Smart Growth Award, and one of only three multi-family projects so honored.
On Thursday, the NJ Historic Preservation Office presented Roebling Lofts with a 2018 Historic Preservation Award for demonstrating exceptional merit in the field. This year, only seven awards were granted across the state, and Roebling Lofts was the only multi-family project so honored.
“We’re thrilled that both organizations recognized our commitment to combining sustainability and historic preservation, two goals which are not always easy to reconcile,” said David Henderson, one of three principals with HHG Development Associates LLC, the developers of Roebling Lofts. “NJ Future puts a premium on sustainability in considering their awards, HPO looks principally at historic merit. We succeeded in satisfying both of their criteria because we cared deeply about both aspects as we planned the project.”
Roebling Lofts is a 138 unit loft community, the initial phase in the development of a 6.8 acre site in Trenton opposite the CURE Insurance Arena, and adjacent to the Hamilton Avenue RiverLine station. The project redeveloped an historic Roebling factory that shut down in the 1970s, and has been completely vacant since the 1990s.
“Certainly we feel that sustainability and historic preservation are valuable goals in themselves. But we also feel they’re good business,” added Michael Goldstein, a principal with HHG. “In today’s world, if you offer a window that’s 11′ wide by 12′ tall, it better take advantage of the most advanced technologies delivering superb thermal and sound insulation. At the same time, we were able to preserve an enormous amount of historic detail in every loft. It achieves a sense of connection with an earlier era that our residents respond to. Bottom line, the project delivers unique residences that are lovely to live in and thrilling to visit.”
NJ Future’s video marking the award follows….