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San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards Honor Sustainable Development Projects




As part of its management of the Community and Regional Planning Center at Fresno State, OCED administers the annual San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards process. Last month, awards were presented to three projects in sustainable development at the SJV Blueprint Awards luncheon. 

The 2018 awards program solicited nominations from throughout the San Joaquin Valley in the following sustainable development categories: residential, commercial, mixed use, downtown revitalization, transportation enhancement, and historic revitalization. Nominations were also sought for individuals who have shown enthusiasm and tenacity in promoting the smart-growth principles.

The 2018 San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards luncheon was held in conjunction with the 13th Annual San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference in Modesto, CA, on May 11th, and recognized three projects for their outstanding achievements in sustainable development.

This year's San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards recipients include the following projects:

Downtown Revitalization:
Award of Excellence: Cottage Home Program, City of Clovis

Downtown Revitalization:
Award of Merit: UC Merced Downtown Campus Center, University of California, Merced

Residential Development:
Award of Excellence: Magnolia Crossing, Innovative Development and Living Solutions of California

In 2009, the San Joaquin Valley's eight regional transportation agencies created the Blueprint Awards program to encourage quality in planning and development, with the smart-growth oriented 12 Blueprint Principles as the basis. The hope was to provide visual examples of attractive, functional and environmentally friendly projects that could have relevance throughout the San Joaquin Valley. More than 50 projects and individuals have received awards since the program began.

For more information on the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards, visit