The February 2015 edition of Professional Builder recognized Arbor Mews as an exemplary demonstration of urban infill housing, noting: “After first-time buyers snatched up the 12 townhomes at Arbor Heights, built on a blighted city block, the neighborhood started to turn around. Now Progressive Housing’s owner and founder, Sarah Peck, is back with new designs and financing assistance for buyers.”
Arbor Heights, a new townhouse community in Norristown, received a 2013 Montgomery Award for successful redevelopment efforts, attractive infill affordable housing, collaboration, and community revitalization. This exceptional project, which has created an appealing, pedestrian-friendly residential community, has been a catalyst for Norristown’s continued revitalization efforts.
Former Governor Tom Ridge and 10,000 Friends President Jack Machek present Arbor Heights with its Gold Commonwealth Award at 10,000 Friends’ recent event.
From left to right: former Governor Tom Ridge, Progressive Housing CEO Sarah Peck, Norristown Director of Planning Jayne Musoyne, and 10,000 Friends President Jack Machek
Harrisburg–10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, the state’s leading Smart Growth advocacy organization, recognized Arbor Heights in Norristown as an exemplary “smart growth” residential development in Pennsylvania at its annual Commonwealth Awards ceremony. Developed by Progressive Housing Ventures LLC, Arbor Heights is a new mixed income, multi-family community that is helping to revitalize the historic DeKalb Avenue corridor in Norristown. Continue reading
NORRISTOWN— At their annual awards ceremony on May 17, the Home Builders Associations of four Philadelphia suburban counties presented the Synergy Award for Best Affordable Housing to Arbor Heights, a successful new townhome community on DeKalb Street in Norristown.
Sarah Peck, president of builder Progressive Housing Ventures of Malvern, was on hand to accept the award. Continue reading
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Sarah Peck of Malvern-based Progressive Housing Ventures LLC has been
awarded Pennsylvania Builders Association’s Building Innovation Award in recognition
of her innovative neighborhood revitalization and performance zoning achievements.
In selecting Peck, judges highlighted the ability to increase property values in a
Downingtown neighborhood by eliminating an eyesore and using high-density
construction that yielded a combined increase of onsite parking and open space — a rare
combination. Peck also made a significant financial investment in the community; the
project sold out just over one year from grand opening in September of 2007.
In addition to being a PBA member, Peck is actively involved in the Home
Builders Association of Chester and Delaware Counties. Continue reading
Best In American Living Award presented for Outstanding Home Design at 2009 International Builders Show
Malvern, PA, February 2009 — In recognition of the nation’s best new housing designs, the 25th annual Best in American Living Awards (BALA) were presented on Monday, January 19, 2009 at a ceremony in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The Best Suburban Smart Growth Community Merit Award was presented to Progressive Housing
Ventures, LLC for the Green Street Mews, LLC town-home project in Downingtown, PA. Continue reading
January 24, 2006
The operative word in Sara Peck’s new company – Progressive Housing Ventures LLC – is progressive.
That is what the well-known developer of single-family homes wanted when in 2001 she gave up the high-profile chief executive officer position at Rouse/Chamberlin Homes to form her own company with a special emphasis on in-fill development.
Peck was a mangement partner at Rouse where for 15 years she and her partners built more than 1,500 homes in communities in the Philadelphia suburbs earning awards along the way. Continue reading
Smart Growth Alliance
April 19, 2005
Two very different proposed development projects in Chester County – a redevelopment site in the Borough of Downingtown and a new traditional neighborhood-style development in historic Sadsbury Township – have received recognition from the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance (DVSGA), a new non-profit collaboration of more than 100 government, private sector and non-profit organizations in the tri-state region.
These become the second and third projects to be recognized by the DVSGA since its formation last year. Each recognized project receives a letter of endorsement from the Alliance and its 100+ member organizations, as well as an offer of testimony before a governing body. The first recognized project is proposed for a site on the northern edge of center city Philadelphia. Continue reading