ULI Nevada Announces Recipients of “Inaugural Placemaking Awards for Excellence”


Urban Land Institute Nevada (ULI) Nevada, the local chapter of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities, has announced 11 recipients of its Inaugural Placemaking Awards for Excellence.


The Placemaking Awards for Excellence recognize real estate projects that embrace the creation of public spaces which promote people’s health, happiness and well-being through planning, design and management.


“ULI Nevada is proud to recognize the winners of its inaugural Placemaking Awards that leverage arts, culture and design as mechanisms for strengthening communities,” said Stephanie Vause-Garcia, Chief Strategy Officer for the city of Henderson and current chair of ULI Nevada. “The 2018 ULI Nevada Placemaking winners embody many of the development trends shaping real estate and communities today.”


ULI Nevada received 25 submissions for the Placemaking Awards, each representing a variety of development types, including urban mixed-use, master-planned residential, hospitality, institutional projects, retail and public transportation. Submissions were juried by members with expertise in development, architecture and economic development.  


The 11 Award recipients were honored at a celebration on Nov. 15 at World Market Center attended by nearly 100 community leaders and real estate professionals who passionately promote the responsible use of land in our community.


2018 Placemaking Awards for Excellence recipients:


·Visionary – recognizing the vision for a place currently under development and promising significant impact on lifestyle and the region

§  Urban: Fergusons Downtown

§  Suburban: Downtown Summerlin


·Catalytic – recognizing the place for generating improvement and progress to the economic development and/or standard of living in a surrounding community

§  Regional: Downtown Las Vegas Container Park

§  Urban/Neighborhood: City of Las Vegas Main Street / Commerce Street One-Way Couplet


·Transformative – recognizing the place that has been transformed through exemplary design to one of iconic beauty

§  Urban/Neighborhood: HOP

§  Regional: Cadence

§  Northern Nevada: The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

·Community – recognizing the place that best engages and strengthens the community/neighborhood through opportunities to assemble, unite or celebrate

§  Regional: Boulder Pines Community Campus

§  Neighborhood: Home + History Las Vegas


·Healthy – recognizing the place that promotes activity and social interaction through health-giving and accessible design to improve overall quality of life

§  Suburban: Skye Canyon Park and Master Planned Community

§  Regional: Las Vegas/RTC Mobility Training Center


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