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    5/6/2014 Press Release
    Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards



    Winning Projects Represent Wide Variety of Neighborhoods


    Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo A. Scissura today announced the winners of the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards. Now in its fourteenth year, the Building Brooklyn Awards recognizes recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn's diverse neighborhoods and economy. Thirteen projects in a variety of categories will receive awards this year in a ceremony that will take place on July 23 at Weylin B. Seymour's in the beautifully restored Williamsburgh Savings Bank building in Williamsburg, which won one of this year's awards. The announcement was made at the Only Brooklyn Real Estate Summit at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.


    "Brooklyn is a place where people want to try out new designs and new find inventive ways to face the unique challenges of building in an urban environment," said Chamber President Carlo A. Scissura "Brooklyn's reputation for creativity and design is one of the reasons that people want to come here to work, play and live. These awards represent the very best Brooklyn has to offer in a variety of disciplines and we congratulate all the winners for designing and building interesting projects that enhance the Brooklyn's communities and quality of life."


    "The range in geography and building uses of this year's winners reflect the diversity and vitality of Brooklyn," said Denise Arbesu, Senior Vice President at Citibank and Chamber Board of Directors Chair . "We look forward to celebrating with them on July 23," 


    "These projects represent the complete partnership from a wide variety of individuals- from residents and neighbors to architects and engineers," said Ofer Cohen, President of TerraCRG and Co-Chair of the Chamber's Real Estate Committe. "The quality and integrity of the work that went into these projects is a reflection of the skill and ability of the development teams to not only create a viable economic paradigm but also the sensibility to balance the needs and desires of the entire community." 


    2014 Building Brooklyn Award Winners:


    Arts and Culture

    The Theater for a New Audience

    Fort Greene

    City of New York


    Civic and Institutional

    The Weeksville Heritage Center

    Crown Heights

    NYC Department of Design and Construction


    Community Development

    Coney Island Commons

    Coney Island

    Coney Island Commons LLC and The Kretchmer Companies LLC/ELM Mgmt.


    Economic Development

    Liberty View Industrial Plaza

    Sunset Park

    Salmar Properties LLC



    Pave Academy Charter School

    Red Hook

    Civic Builders


    Historic Preservation

    Williamsburgh Savings Bank


    Driggs Broadway, LLC/Weylin B. Seymour



    Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

    Sunset Park

    City of New York and Sims Municipal Recycling


    Landscape and Open Space

    Coney Island Comfort Stations

    Coney Island

    NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, NYC Department of Design and Construction


    Neighborhood Commercial  

    Upreal Gaston LLC


    Upreal Gaston, LLC







    Residential Affordable

    CAMBA Gardens


    CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.


    Residential Mutli-Family

    Gair No, 2


    Two Trees Management Co.


    The National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency

    Whole Foods Market


    WFM Properties Brooklyn, LLC


    The BBA judging committee - comprised of architects, planners, government officials, economic development experts and business leaders - convened earlier this spring to select the winners from the nominated projects. To see pictures of the projects, visit and go to the Building Brooklyn Awards section of the website.