Shelburne receives Public Space Award

From left: Dorothea Penar, representing the town of Shelburne, accepted the Public Space Award with Paula Green, ASLA, president of VTASLA and Secretary Jeb Spaulding at the Statehouse on March 20.

From left: Dorothea Penar, representing the town of Shelburne, accepted the Public Space Award with Paula Green, ASLA, president of VTASLA and Secretary Jeb Spaulding at the Statehouse on March 20.

A jury of leading Vermont organizations announced the winning submissions in the Vermont Public Space Awards and Shelburne was among them. The awards recognize special exterior or interior public spaces that have been defined or enriched by their design or planning as well as by regulations, studies, plans, or policies which promote positive, active uses of Vermont’s public spaces.

The following Honorable Mention Award was presented to Shelburne by Secretary Jeb Spaulding at the Statehouse Wednesday, March 20:

Built Environment Landscapes and Views Maps for creating an important community visual analysis that can guide future development and inspire other towns to undertake a similar effort – Town of Shelburne and LandWorks of Middlebury

Other Honorable Mention Awards were presented to:

• Norwich University Outdoor Recreation Center, Norwich

• BTV Parking Garage Green Roof, Burlington

Merit Awards were presented to:

• UVM James M. Jeffords Hall – Plant & Soil Science Building Landscape, Burlington

• Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Cultural Landscape Report & Historic Site Management Plan, Sharon/Royalton

Vermont Public Space Honor Awards were presented to:

• New Haven River Universal Fishing Platform, Bristol

• Main Street Streetscape, St. Albans

• Cady Hill Forest, Stowe

“We are very pleased with both the diversity and the high quality of the submittals to this program this year,” says jury member Jim Donovan, ASLA. “They show that Vermont continues to value the importance of public spaces, from small public parks to the private, natural, and created spaces opened to the public. We hope that our next Public Space Award Program in 2014 highlights an even larger and more diverse collection of interior and exterior public spaces.”

 

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