HOUSTON –The Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute announced the finalists for their 2015 Development of Distinction Awards. The prestigious award recognizes developments that exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, community health, marketing and management.
“The development of distinction awards is unique in that projects must be complete, from design, to management, to market success, to be considered” said Carleton Riser, ULI Houston chair and Transwestern Development Co.
president. “Ultimately, the winning projects must make a positive impact on their surroundings and the larger community, and our hope is that developers will learn from these projects and incorporate their best practices into their developments.”
In the for-profit category
Braeburn Village, by Midway in partnership with AAI Affordable Housing
Hanover Rice Village, by The Hanover Company
Towne Lake Master Plan, by Caldwell Communities
In the not for-profit category
Bagby Street Reconstruction, by Midtown Redevelopment Authority
Bethel Church Park, by Houston Parks and Recreation Department
Monarch Institute Campus, by The Monarch School
New Hope Housing at Rittenhouse, by New Hope Housing, Inc.
In the heritage category
Pennzoil Place, Developed by Gerald D. Hines Interests (1975), Owned by Metropolis and Managed by Transwestern
San Jacinto College Lee Davis Library, by San Jacinto College
Lone Star College, CyFair Campus, by Lone Star College
Sylvan Beach Pavilion, by Harris County Precinct Two, Jack Mormann, Commissioner
The winners, to be announced in January, will be selected by award jurists from around the nation:
Clare De Briere, executive vice president, the Ratkovich Company in Los Angeles
John Desmond, executive vice president of urban planning & environment and executive director of the business improvement district, Downtown Denver.
Anica Landreneau, global director of sustainable consulting for HOK in Washington D.C.
Finalists were selected by a nomination panel of Houston real estate leaders that included David Hightower, executive vice president, chief development officer, Wolff Cos.; Lonnie Hoogeboom, director of planning, design & development, Downtown Management District; Char Lombardo, senior manager, facilities, BHP Billiton; Anna Mod, SWCA Environmental Consultants; Jane Page, CEO, Lionstone Investments; David Robinson, Houston City Council at Large #2; Thomas Stroh, senior vice president, land development practice leader, Jones & Carter; and Preston Young, regional managing partner, Stream Realty Partners.