San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards honor smart growth principles

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San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards honor smart growth principles

The Community and Regional Planning Center at Fresno State and American Planning
Association – California, Central Section announced the projects recognized for the 2019 San
Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievements
and practices in the built environment.

In 2009, the San Joaquin Valley’s eight regional transportation agencies created the awards
program to encourage quality in planning and development, with the smart growth-oriented 12
Blueprint Principles as the basis. The goal is to provide visual examples of attractive, functional
and environmentally-friendly projects that could have relevance throughout the Valley. Over 50
projects and individuals have received awards since the program began.

The 2019 awards program solicited nomination from throughout the San Joaquin Valley in the
following sustainable development categories: residential, commercial, mixed use, downtown
revitalization, transportation enhancement and historic revitalization. Nominations were also
sought for individuals who have shown enthusiasm and tenacity in promoting the smart-growth

Award recipients were recognized on May 9 at the 14th annual San Joaquin Valley Spring
Policy Conference hosted by the Kern County Association of Governments at the Tachi Palace
Hotel in Lemoore.

The 2019 San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards recipients include the following projects and

Downtown Revitalization
Award of Merit – City of Woodlake | City of Woodlake Staff and Council

Mix Use
Award of Excellence – Tesoro Viejo |The McCaffrey Group, Madera

Residential Development
Award of Merit – Anchor Village | Domus Development, Stockton
Award of Excellence – Sierra Village | Self-Help Enterprises, Dinuba

Transportation Enhancement
Award of Merit – Operations and Maintenance Facility | Merced County of Governments
Award of Excellence – Palm Terrace | Self-Help Enterprises and City of Lindsay

Darrel Hildebrand Leadership Award
Bill Zigler | City of Lindsay

For more information, contact Frida Cardoza, Community and Regional Planning Center
coordinator, at 559.278.3712 or, or visit

(Story by Frida Cardoza.)