Awards

Awards

Raising the Bar for Urban Revitalization

The Gainesville CRA has earned recognition both globally and regionally for its ambitious redevelopment efforts.

  • National & International Honors
  • Regional Honors
  • Local Honors
  • National & International Honors:

    International Economic Development Council
    • 2015 Bronze small cities award, creative FY2014 Annual Report
    American Planning Association (APA) - Economic Development Division
    • 2012 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award
      Innovation Square
    American Public Works Association (APWA)
    • 2015 Project of the Year
      SW 9th Street at Innovation Square
    • Project of the Year (Transportation, structures under $5 Million)
      Depot Avenue Rail-Trail Pedestrian Bridge
  • Regional Honors:

    Urban Land Institute of North Central Florida (ULI)
    • 2015 Judge’s Choice Award, Hawthorne Road Café (Southern Charm Kitchen)
    Northwest Florida Chapter – American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    • 2015 Award of Excellence for Unbuilt Design
      Bo Diddley Plaza renovations
    Associated General Contractors of America
    • 2014 Build Florida award (building construction, $2M - $10M category)
      Historic Depot Building Rehabilitation
    Florida Chapter - American Public Works Association (APWA)
    • 2015 Project of the Year
      SW 9th Street at Innovation Square
    • Project of the Year (Structures under $5 Million)
      Depot Avenue Rail Trail Pedestrian Bridge
    • Project of the Year (Historical Restoration/Preservation under $5 Million)
      The Depot Building
    Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA)
    • 2015 “Out of the Box” Award
      SW 5th Avenue Porters Community Project
    • 2013 Transportation/Transit Enhancement
      Depot Avenue Rail-Trail Pedestrian Overpass
      Click to read press release
      Click to watch video showing the transformation of the overpass
    • 2012 President's Award and "Out of the Box" Award
      Innovation Square
      Click to read press release
    • 2010 Outstanding Rehab, Renovation or Reuse Project
      Bethel Station - Adaptive Reuse
    • 2008 Planning Studies
      Southeast Gainesville Initiative
    • 2006 Creative Organizational Development & Funding Program
      Transformation Incentive Program
    • 2006 Outstanding Rehab, Renovation or Mixed-Use Project
      Model Block
    • 2005 Capital Projects/Physical Improvements/Beautification
      University Avenue Interim Improvements
    • 2005 Management Programs & Creative Partnerships
      Model Block Program Partnerships
    • 2005 Festivals/Special Events/Entertainment/Cultural Enhancement
      Out To Lunch Plaza Concert Series
    • 2005 Outstanding New Building Project
      Regent’s Park
    Florida Chapter - American Institute of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
    • 2015 FASLA Award of Merit
      SW 9th Street at Innovation Square
    • 2015 FASLA Sustainability Honor
      SW 9th Street at Innovation Square
    Aurora Award
    • 2013 Southeast Building Conference Design Competition 
      Power District Catalyst Building
    • 2011 Southeast Building Conference Design Competition
      CRA office building
    Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc.
    • 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Restoration/Rehabilitation Category
      Gainesville Depot
    • 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Green Buildings Category
      Gainesville Depot
    • 2012 Florida Preservation Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Adaptive Reuse
      Bethel Gas Station
  • Local Honors:

    Gainesville Chapter of the American Advertising Federation
    • 2015 Golden ADDY Professional Award
      Public sector, creative FY2014 Annual Report
    Keep Alachua County Beautiful:
    • 2004 Silver Award for Outstanding Achievement by Government
      Renaissance Lights on University Avenue
    Historic Gainesville:
    • 2006 Preservation Award
      Model Block Home – 408 NW 4th Street
    City Beautification Awards:
    • 2013 Restoration, Revitalization & Adaptive Reuse
      Catalyst Building
    • 2013 Uniquely Gainesville
      Southwest 13th Street Overpass
    • 2012 Entryway and Public Open Spaces
      Southwest 3rd Street Renovation
      Southwest 12th Street Renovation
      Southwest 13th Street Renovation
      Downtown Signature Landscaping
      Lincoln Middle & Williams Elementary Schools Decorative Fencing
    • 2011 Institutional Facilities
      Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Office and Commercial Building
    • 2011 Commercial and Retail Businesses
      Hawthorne Road Café
    • 2011 Open Spaces
      Haisley Lynch Park
      Northwest 5th Avenue Streetscape
      7th Avenue Streetscape
      8th Avenue Streetscape
      East University Avenue Landscaped Medians
      Model Block Homes
    • 2010 Restoration and Adaptive Reuse
      Bethel Station
    • 2010 Public Open Spaces and Neighborhood Entryways
      Eastside Gateway
    • 2010 Outstanding Commercial Award
      Hampton Inn & Suites
    • 2008 Restoration and Adaptive Reuse
      Rush Law Office/Baldwin House
    • 2008 Apartment & Condominiums
      Camden Court
      Regents Park – Phase 2
    • 2008 Excellence in Public Open Spaces
      NW 5th Avenue Tot Lot
      SW 5th Avenue Pocket Park
    • 2008 Façade
      Bartlett Building
      B’nai Israel Cemetery
    • 2008 Capital Projects/Physical Improvements/Beautification 
      University Avenue Interim Improvements
    • 2008 Capital Projects/Physical Improvements/Beautification 
      University Avenue Interim Improvements
    • 2005 Bronze Award for Excellence in Commercial & Retail Business
      Friedman Building
    • 2003 Outstanding Achievement Awards
      NW 17th Street Streetscape
      Compactor Demonstration Project
    • 2003 Silver Award for Excellence in Restoration & Adaptive Reuse
      House at 407 NW 8th Street
    • 2001 Silver Award for Excellence in Parks, Recreational Areas, Landscaping Features, Retention/Detention Ponds
      Downtown Community Plaza Site Furnishings
    • 2000 Outstanding Achievement
      Union Street Station
    • 2000 Gold Award for Excellence in Pedestrian, Bicycle, Transits & Parking Facilities
      NW 16th Model Streetscape
    • 2000 Bronze Award for Excellence in Commercial & Retail Business
      404 SE 2nd Street
      The Strand Salon & Day Spa
    Florida Chapter – American Planning Association (APA) Project Award
    • 2009 Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Neighborhood Planning
      Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street
    Aurora Award
    • 2013 Southeast Building Conference Design Competition 
      Power District Catalyst Building
    • 2011 Southeast Building Conference Design Competition
      802 NW 5th Avenue Commercial Building (CRA office building)
    Florida Native Plant Society