Huntington will be well represented at the 11th Annual Smart Growth Awards later this month in Melville.
The in the village and Dolores Thompson of the Huntington Station Enrichment Center are on the list of honorees to be recognized June 15 at the Huntington Hilton for Smart Growth leadership projects in areas such as transportation, housing options, clean energy, compact design, planning, creating a sense of place.
Thompson "has worked for decades to revitalize Huntington Station and provide meaningful programs for her community," according to a press release from Vision Long Island.
The will be honored as a bold new downtown theater that seats over 1,500 and draws major national acts while helping to revitalize Huntington Village, according to the release.
Emceed by John Kominicki of LI Business News, guest speakers will include Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
"Smart Growth favors mixed-use, mixed-income development that is attractive and strategically designed to enhance the greater area," according to Vision Long Island. "Smart Growth reduces traffic by making transit, walking, and biking realistic and pleasant options, thereby contributing to community health, safety, and vitality. It embraces clean energy and sustainability by design. It focuses on infill, redevelopment, and open space preservation in order to create more livable places conducive to a variety of transit options."
Other honoress include:
- New York Lieutenant Gov. Robert Duffy
- State Sen. Charles Fuschillo for NYS Complete Streets law
- Sandi Vega, also for the NYS Complete Streets law
- Great Neck Village Mayor Jean Celender for transit oriented zoning law
- David Schieren of EmPower Solar
- Metro 303 in Hempstead
- The River Walk in Patchogue by GRB Development
- Water Mill Station by Koral Bros.
- Bartone Plaza in Farmingdale by Bartone Properties
- Elmont Mixed-Use Zoning District in the Town of Hempstead