The Westchester Municipal Planning Federation will honored local initiatives and planning leaders in planning at its 38th Annual Awards Dinner on June in Rye.
The towns of Yorktown and Cortlandt are among the honorees.
Yorktown’s Patriot Garden refurbished and reused a historic turntable used by the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad, incorporating it into the landscape design of the North County Trailway and transforming the site into a public garden.
Cortlandt’s Youth and Recreation Center, a 5,400-square-foot green building, is located on Memorial Drive near the Metro-North train station. It is cited as an example of responsible environmental design and construction. The center contains a rock climbing wall, a conference room, a computer lab, a workout room, a recreation space and a kitchen.
Also being honored are the Westchester County Planning Department-managed Stormwater Management and Natural Resources (Aquatic) Restoration Program, which will receive a Planning Achievement Award, and former Commissioner of Planning Gerald E. Mulligan.
Mulligan worked in the Planning Department for 30 years, the last six as commissioner, and retired in 2009. He will receive a President’s Award. A similar award will be bestowed posthumously to Joshua A. Moreinis, an urban planner and community volunteer in Croton-on-Hudson.
The federation is a voluntary association of officials representing the county’s 45 municipal governments, zoning and planning boards and land use consultants including lawyers, engineers, architects and planners.