I’m excited to announce that Riverfront Park is the winner of the 2011 ULI Award for Excellence. The Urban Land Institute is a global organization with a mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating sustaining thriving communities worldwide. This is an incredible accomplishment for East West Partners and the team in Riverfront Park. Ten winners were selected from 148 entries throughout North and South America. Jury Chair Marty Jones said “All of winners prove once again that, consistent with ULI’s mission, building more than just ‘bricks and mortar’ can be financially successful and also enhance and strengthen the surrounding community.” This is the blurb about us:
Riverfront Park, Denver, Colorado (Developer: East West Partners; Master Planner: Design Workshop): Integrated into the downtown grid of Denver and built on the site of a former rail yard, Riverfront Park is a new urban neighborhood with more than 1,400 residential units and 62,000 square feet of retail space. Designed and built under a form-based zoning code, Riverfront Park also features four parks and a landmark bridge, reclaiming the riverfront from an abandoned brownfield.