Last year, Harrison Station 300 Somerset Street took the MFE Award for Best Adaptive Reuse Project by helping to revitalize the once industrial city of Harrison, N.J. The four-story, 275-unit award winner was developed by Harrison Commons and was built by AJD Construction over a former warehouse and industrial site.
The pedestrian-friendly project echoes the brick facades of the site's former warehouses and factories but is updated with projections, recesses, and painted fiber-cement and metal accents. Adding to its modern appeal, the building is Energy Star compliant.
And now, MFE is looking for the most successful adaptive reuse projects that opened between July 1, 2012 and Dec. 1, 2013 for this year's awards. Registration ends on April 15 and binders must be submitted for judging by June 3.