Awards

ASLA Merit Award for Planning and Analysis, January 2015

Upstate New York Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects

With PLACE Alliance and New England Environmental, our work on the 2014 Village of Sidney Long Term Community Recovery Plan and New York Rising Community Reconstruction Plan were recognized with a Merit Award for Planning and Analysis. The Hallmark of this work was development of the 140 acre Sidney GreenPlain – an emerging model for high capacity green infrastructure floodplain enhancement.

APA Planning Excellence Award for Grassroots Participation, June 2014

Upstate New York Chapter American Planning Association

Our work leading development of the 2012 Long Term Community Recovery Plan and 2014 NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan (with the Parsons Transportation team) were recognized with a Planning Excellence Award in Grassroots Participation. The Town's residents were also recognized as Citizen Planners.

APA Planning Excellence Award for Innovation in Sustaining Places, June 2014

Upstate New York Chapter American Planning Association

Our work leading a 2013 Long Term Community Recovery Plan and 2014 NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program (with the Parsons Transportation team) were recognized with a Planning Excellence Award for Innovation in Sustaining Places for our transformational projects including the Sidney GreenPlain and Riverlea Resilient Neighborhood.

ASLA Merit Award for Planning and Analysis

January 2013

Upstate New York American Society of Landscape Architects
As a partner with Synthesis LLP and PLACE Alliance, our work on the 2012 Town of Prattsville Long Term Community Recovery Plan was recognized with a Merit Award.

APA Award for Outstanding Comprehensive Plan, June 2005

Upstate New York Chapter American Planning Association

Our City of Kingston Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Implementation Strategy was recognized as an Outstanding Comprehensive Plan. This plan was the basis for Step One and Two Brownfield Opportunity Area Nominations and the development of innovative waterfront design guidelines.

Highlight: Sidney GreenPlain
Recognized as a statewide and national model of green infrastructure floodplain reclamation, the 140-acre Sidney GreenPlain is a high-capacity enhanced floodplain designed to protect surrounding neighborhoods, the Main Street core, and downstream municipalities from flooding. The GreenPlain will be a community and regional asset offering walking trails, wetland walks, interpretive signage, scenic overlooks, picnic areas, connections to a riverwalk, and active recreation park all within walking distance to Main Street and the Village's small business base.
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River Street Planning & Development
4 Ridge Road
Troy, New York 12180

Phone: 518.273.8980

Email: mirwin@riverstreet.org

About River Street

River Street Planning & Development, LLC is a NYS Certified Woman Business Enterprise owned by Margaret Irwin, formed in 1997 with offices in Troy, New York. The company employs five staff members and provides services to a diverse group of organizations including Federal, state, county, and municipal governments of all sizes, public agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, investors and developers in the northeastern United States.  Services offered include public meeting planning and facilitation, focus groups, mediation, economic development, downtown and Main Street revitalization, design and administration of small business support programs, land use planning, zoning, historic preservation, and housing and commercial market analysis. River Street specializes in facilitating community engagement and identifying a consensus vision that can be shared and supported by diverse stakeholders. We offer an effective, outcome-oriented approach that builds consensus and community capacity, strengthens local leadership and shapes community pride and vision –  vital ingredients for successful community action.

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