Indiantown's Carter Park wins state planning award

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Indiantown's Carter Park wins state planning award

Indiantown's Carter Park project has been selected for an American Planning Association Florida 2014 Award of Merit in the Neighborhood Planning category.

The Neighborhood Planning Award recognizes projects that demonstrate innovative planning principles and measures that create sustainable neighborhoods that have lasting value.

Carter Park is the first combined environmentally sustainable and affordable housing development in Martin County. Funded in part with a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Martin County built an innovative stormwater treatment project at the heart of this community that reduces pollution, and cleans the waters that flow into our estuaries.

The project was possible thanks to a public-private partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners and the Martin County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

The convergence of vision, policy and innovation resulted in 40 new affordable housing lots, a new 22,000-square-foot urban Boys & Girls Club, and a stormwater treatment system that reduces pollution from a 256-acre watershed within the Indiantown CRA.

Martin County is honored that generations of families will call Carter Park home.

Representatives from Martin County as well as Habitat for Humanity of Martin County will attend the awards ceremony in September.


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