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November 23, 2022
MARCY TECH BARN PROJECT RECIEVES BEST PRACTICE AWARD
Mohawk Valley EDGE and Syracuse-based EDP receive award for their mixed-use Marcy Tech Barn project planning.
Rome, N.Y. –The New York State Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has recognized Mohawk Valley EDGE and Environmental Design and Research (EDR) with a Best Practice award for the Marcy Tech Barn project.
Marcy Tech Barn is slated to be a vibrant, mixed-use live-work environment featuring market rate loft apartments, flexible commercial space, and unique office and R&D opportunities. The site will act as a gateway to the Marcy Nanocenter Campus and SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Just seconds from Wolfspeed’s state-of-the-art 200 mm silicon carbide facility and only 3 miles from downtown Utica, the project is in close proximity to the emerging semiconductor and advanced electronics industry.
EDGE sought public input, provided conceptual masterplans, and fostered outreach initiatives to inform various parties of the project’s progress. Christian Mercurio, VP of Planning & Development and one of EDGE’s project leads, worked closely with members of the EDR team to collaboratively enact milestones.
“The Tech Barn represents a visionary approach to the development process, underpinned by strong guiding principles,” said Mercurio. “The EDR team helped MV EDGE to explore and develop a foundation for future design that responds to the surrounding context and agricultural history, project site constraints, and community concerns.”
Environmental Design and Research is a certified Woman Owned Business (WBE) dedicated to creating and sustaining a better environment for clients, employees, and communities. Founded in 1979, their mission is enacted with integrity, a collaborative approach, a genuine passion for their craft. The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association’s mission is to serve and support the professional, student, and citizen planning communities in New York State and to improve the quality of life using planning.
Contact: Hannah Phillips, 315-338-0393 ext. 5511