Awards

Raising the Bar for Urban Revitalization

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

National & International Awards

International Economic Development Council

  2015 Bronze small cities award

Project: creative FY2014 Annual Report

American Planning Association (APA) - Economic Development Division

  2012 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award

Project: Innovation Square

American Public Works Association (APWA)

  2015 Project of the Year

Project: SW 9th Street at Innovation Square

  Project of the Year (Transportation, structures under $5 Million)

Project: Depot Avenue Rail-Trail Pedestrian Bridge

International Making Cities Livable

  2017 Honorable Mention, Public Places for Community, Democratic Dialogue, Health and Equity

Project: Depot Park

Regional Awards

Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA)

  2018 Roy F. Kenzie Award for Capital Projects/Beautification

Project: NW 1st Ave Streetscape Project/More in Midtown

  2017 Roy F. Kenzie Award for Cultural Enhancement

Project: A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center

  2015 “Out of the Box” Award

Project: SW 5th Avenue Porters Community Project

  2013 Transportation/Transit Enhancement

Project: Depot Avenue Rail-Trail Pedestrian Overpass

  2012 President's Award and "Out of the Box" Award

Project: Innovation Square

  2010 Outstanding Rehab, Renovation or Reuse Project

Project: Bethel Station - Adaptive Reuse

  2008 Planning Studies

Project: Southeast Gainesville Initiative

  2006 Creative Organizational Development & Funding Program

Project: Transformation Incentive Program

  2006 Outstanding Rehab, Renovation or Mixed-Use Project

Project: Model Block

  2005 Capital Projects/Physical Improvements/Beautification

Project: University Avenue Interim Improvements

  2005 Management Programs & Creative Partnerships

Project: Model Block Program Partnerships

  2005 Festivals/Special Events/Entertainment/Cultural Enhancement

Project: Out To Lunch Plaza Concert Series

  2005 Outstanding New Building Project

Project: Regent’s Park

Urban Land Institute of North Central Florida (ULI)

  2015 Judge’s Choice Award

Project: Hawthorne Road Café (Southern Charm Kitchen)

  2018 Award for Excellence, Public Sector/nonprofit

Project: Depot Park

Northwest Florida Chapter – American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  2017 Honor Award of Excellence

Project: Bo Diddley Plaza

  2015 Award of Excellence for Unbuilt Design

Project: Bo Diddley Plaza renovations

Florida Chapter - American Public Works Association (APWA)

  2015 Project of the Year

Project: SW 9th Street at Innovation Square

  Project of the Year (Structures under $5 Million)

Project: Depot Avenue Rail Trail Pedestrian Bridge

  Project of the Year (Historical Restoration/Preservation under $5 Million)

Project: The Depot Building

Florida Chapter - American Institute of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

  2015 FASLA Award of Merit

Project: SW 9th Street at Innovation Square

  2015 FASLA Sustainability Honor

Project: SW 9th Street at Innovation Square

Associated General Contractors of America

  2014 Build Florida award (building construction, $2M - $10M category)

Project: Historic Depot Building Rehabilitation

Aurora Award

  2013 Southeast Building Conference Design Competition

Project: Power District Catalyst Building

  2011 Southeast Building Conference Design Competition

Project: CRA office building

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc.

  2013 Outstanding Achievement in Restoration/Rehabilitation Category

Project: Gainesville Depot

  2013 Outstanding Achievement in Green Buildings Category

Project: Gainesville Depot

  2012 Florida Preservation Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Adaptive Reuse

Project: Bethel Gas Station

Local Awards

City Beautification Awards

  2017 Excellence in Design - Renovation and Adaptive Reuse

Project: Historic Depot Building

  2017 Outstanding Environmental Award

Project: Depot Park/Bicycle Memorial

  2012 Entryway and Public Open Spaces

Project: Southwest 3rd Street Renovation, Southwest 12th Street Renovation, Southwest 13th Street Renovation, Downtown Signature Landscaping, Lincoln Middle & Williams Elementary Schools Decorative Fencing

  2013 Uniquely Gainesville

Project: Southwest 13th Street Overpass

  2013 Restoration, Revitalization & Adaptive Reuse

Project: Catalyst Building

  2011 Institutional Facilities

Project: Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Office and Commercial Building

  2011 Commercial and Retail Businesses

Project: Hawthorne Road Café

  2011 Open Spaces

Project: 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

Project: Bethel Station

  2010 Public Open Spaces and Neighborhood Entryways

Project: Eastside Gateway

  2010 Outstanding Commercial Award

Project: Hampton Inn & Suites

  2008 Restoration and Adaptive Reuse

Project: Rush Law Office/Baldwin House

  2008 Apartment & Condominiums

Project: Camden Court, Regents Park – Phase 2

  2008 Excellence in Public Open Spaces

Project: NW 5th Avenue Tot Lot, SW 5th Avenue Pocket Park

  2008 Façade

Project: Bartlett Building, B’nai Israel Cemetery

  2008 Capital Projects/Physical Improvements/Beautification

Project: University Avenue Interim Improvements

  2008 Capital Projects/Physical Improvements/Beautification

Project: University Avenue Interim Improvements

  2005 Bronze Award for Excellence in Commercial & Retail Business

Project: Friedman Building

  2003 Outstanding Achievement Awards

Project: NW 17th Street Streetscape, Compactor Demonstration Project

  2003 Silver Award for Excellence in Restoration & Adaptive Reuse

Project: House at 407 NW 8th Street

  2001 Silver Award for Excellence in Parks, Recreational Areas, Landscaping Features, Retention/Detention Ponds

Project: Downtown Community Plaza Site Furnishings

  2000 Outstanding Achievement

Project: Union Street Station

  2000 Gold Award for Excellence in Pedestrian, Bicycle, Transits & Parking Facilities

Project: NW 16th Model Streetscape

  2000 Bronze Award for Excellence in Commercial & Retail Business

Project: 404 SE 2nd Street, The Strand Salon & Day Spa

Gainesville Chapter of the American Advertising Federation

  2015 ADDY Public sector, creative

Project: FY2014 Annual Report

Keep Alachua County Beautiful

  2004 Silver Award for Outstanding Achievement by Government

Project: Renaissance Lights on University Avenue

Historic Gainesville

  2006 Preservation Award

Project: Model Block Home – 408 NW 4th Street

Florida Chapter – American Planning Association (APA) Project Award

  2009 Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Neighborhood Planning

Project: Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street

Aurora Award

  2013 Southeast Building Conference Design Competition

Project: Power District Catalyst Building

  2011 Southeast Building Conference Design Competition

Project: 802 NW 5th Avenue Commercial Building (CRA office building)

Florida Native Plant Society

  2012 Award of Excellence-Institutional

Project: Haisley Lynch Park

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