RGS Associates was recognized by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners and the Lancaster County Planning Commission at the Smart Growth Envision Lancaster County Leadership Awards.

A Leadership Award was presented to Steeple View Lofts for the adaptive reuse of a 19-century building which was converted into a 36-unit market rate rental for active adults aged 55 and over. The project combines affordable, maintenance free living with commercial space on the ground floor.  Green infrastructure technologies such as porous asphalt and permeable pavers were employed to capture and infiltrate storm runoff. 

Project Partners: Zamagias Properties, Landis Communities, Lefevre Funk Architects, and EG Stoltzfus

A Merit Award was given to St. James Episcopal Church for two new outdoor gathering spaces which incorporated green infrastructure to capture stormwater runoff and used recycled building materials including paving bricks, decorative stone tiles, fencing, and cast iron window grates. The privately funded effort enhanced a historically-significant religious site while addressing water resource management with green infrastructure technologies.

Project Partners: St. James Episcopal Church, MM Architects, Warfel Construction

The Envision Leadership Awards Program is intended to raise design and planning awareness in our community, while encouraging the support of planning activities and projects that foster smart growth.