RGS Associates, Inc. was recognized with an Award of Excellence at the 4th Annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for George Street Commons by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Urban Land Institute. George Street Commons is a transit oriented, mixed-use infill in York’s Historic District. The project was part of public-private partnership between the YMCA of York and the Partnership for Income Restricted Housing Leadership (PIRHL) providing a state of the art living facility for families with incomes between 20 and 60 percent of the area’s median income. Designed by RDL Architects, the project is easily replicable and provides a great example of how smaller cities can revitalize an urban block while addressing the need for affordable living. The jury was impressed with George Street Common’s social impact, improving the health of the surrounding community with accomplished market acceptance and the way it addressed health and sustainability through design and partnerships. This is a transformative project that overcame difficult planning obstacles in its municipality.
RGS Associates is an award-winning consulting firm of registered landscape architects and civil engineers who provide their clients with creative site design and entitlement services beginning with initial feasibility investigations and continuing through project construction. Founded in 1993, RGS specializes in the thoughtful design of senior living communities, commercial centers, residential neighborhoods, urban centers, and open spaces throughout central Pennsylvania.