ULI Houston names 6 winners in 10th annual Development of Distinction Awards

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The Urban Land Institute’s local chapter announced the winners of the 10th annual Development of Distinction Awards on Jan. 24.

ULI’s Houston District Council named one for-profit winner, one nonprofit winner and two winners in the Urban Open Space category. Additionally, one of the for-profit finalists was named the People’s Choice winner, and an additional People’s Choice winner was named in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Development of Distinction Awards.

For-profit winner: Town Centre Development, by Moody Rambin and Queensbury

ULI writes: “Located adjacent to both CityCentre and Town & Country, the Town Centre One development combines 256,000 square feet of desirable office space with amenities and luxuries of urban living, including restaurants, retail and entertainment like the 20,000-square-foot community theatre on site. The seamless development, despite having different owners, serves as a transitional development between the walkable mixed-use development of CityCentre and the more traditional suburban retail center of Town and Country leaving a modern, pedestrian friendly design.”

The awards program also honored the 2017 finalists and some 61 honorees and winners from the past decade.

The Development of Distinction Awards are modeled after ULI’s national Global Awards for Excellence and Urban Open Space Awards. Finalists and winners exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, healthy places, marketing and management.

“An extraordinary field of projects were put forward this year and reinforces that Houston continues to deliver some of our market’s most interesting work,” Houston District Council Board Chair Bill Odle said in ULI’s Oct. 25 statement. “Furthermore, it is quite compelling to look back at 10 years of developments recognized by Urban Land Institute as each finalist and winner has delivered on their vision, resilience, and set the standard for our world-class city.”

A nomination panel of Houston real estate leaders selected the finalists. They included Alan Bauer, Newland Communities; Joy Horak Brown, New Hope Housing Inc.; Doug Childers, HKS Architects; Anne Culver, Scenic Houston; Paul Dodd, BGE Inc.; Anthony Marré, Wilson Cribbs + Goren; and Ed Page, Streetwise Retail Advisors. A jury of three national real estate experts traveled to Houston Nov. 2-3 to tour the projects and select the winners.

As written by: Houston Business Journal

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