Urban Land Institute Philadelphia (ULI Philadelphia) recently granted Paseo Verde, administrative headquarters of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) its inaugural Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Award for Excellence. APM’s CEO and President Nilda Ruiz accepted the award at a reception at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Paseo Verde is one of nine awardees selected from a pool of 57 nominated sustainable projects in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. The award recognizes Paseo Verde as a 21st century community leader in creating affordable mixed use development with contextual site planning, transit accessibility and green infrastructure.
Paseo Verde is the nation’s first platinum LEED-Neighborhood Development project, having completed construction in September 2013. Paseo Verde received project support from Wallace Roberts & Todd; civil engineering by Urban Engineers; structural engineering by David Chou & Associates; MEP by CSA Group; environmental engineering by MaGrann Associates; consulting by Metropolitan Acoustics; general contracting by Domus.
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APM is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia area. APM’s vision is “A community where all families are self reliant; where children are protected and nurtured to become future leaders, and where residents are engaged in their community.”
APM’s mission and vision are as multifaceted and diverse as the people we serve. Through a comprehensive array of life-improving social services, APM quickly assesses and institutes meaningful remedies for societal problems prevalent in today’s world. We create job opportunities, aid people with debilitating illnesses, revitalize neighborhoods and support families and individuals with our caring and compassion.