City Receives Futurewise Livable Communities AwardThe year Futurewise is launching its first ever Futurewise Livable Communities Award. The Futurewise Livable Communities Awards recognize planning, projects, policies and programs that exemplify smart growth principles and further Futurewise's mission.
Through Futurewise's Awards program they will recognize local governments, organizations, entities, and communities that are using innovative policies, strategies, and projects to protect natural resource areas and/or create healthy livable communities through quality infill, transit oriented development, protection of open space and working landscapes, utilization of green building design, affordable housing, and rehabilitation or reuse of existing resources.
Local Government Excellence Award - City of Bremerton Redevelopment
Bremerton's Downtown Redevelopment was selected because it demonstrates the extraordinary value of leadership and working together to create a healthier, safer and more economically and environmentally sustainable place to live and work. Through the leadership of the city and other key partners, the downtown has been transformed over the last several years through a comprehensive, locally driven redevelopment strategy that has turned a declining area into a flourishing community, that includes multi-modal transportation choices, construction and remodel of civic buildings, installation of low impact and pedestrian friendly improvements, integration of affordable multi-family housing, and award winning public spaces.