OTHER SUCCESSFUL REMEDIATIONS
Former brownfields compete for the development industry's most prestigious award.
At least three areas of former urban blight are among the 20 finalists in the Urban Land Institute's Awards for Excellence: The Americas competition.
Marty Jones, president of Corcoran Jennison Companies in Boston and chair of the competition's jury, says the projects “prove once again that building more than just ‘bricks and mortar' can be financially successful and also enhance the surrounding community.”
Chosen from 148 entries throughout North and South America, up to half of the finalists will be selected as winners and announced at the institute's Real Estate Summit in Phoenix this month. They include:
Denver's Riverfront Park. This new urban neighborhood located on a former rail yard was designed and built under form-based zoning and provides 1,400 residential units, 62,000 square feet of retail space, four parks, and a landmark bridge.
Developer: East West Partners
Master planner: Design Workshop
The Fitzgerald in midtown Baltimore. Part of a larger neighborhood redevelopment effort spearheaded by the University of Maryland, this former coal yard now comprises 275 apartments and 25,000 square feet of retail space adjacent to light rail and within walking distance of Penn Station.
Developer: The Bozzuto Group
Architect: The Design Collective
Tassafaronga Village in Oakland, Calif. Designed to soften the borders of an industrial neighborhood, this 8-acre site houses 157 low-income rental units and a medical clinic. Developer: Oakland Housing Authority
Architect: David Baker + Partners