Downtown Colorado, Inc. Announces 2011 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence Winners
Winners to be Honored at Governor's Awards Gala, September 22, 2011 in Durango
-- August 23, 2011 -- Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI), a nonprofit
membership organization committed to building better communities through
educational and technical assistance, is pleased to announce the 2011
winners of the Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence.The winners
will be honored at the 2011 Governor's Awards Gala on September 22,
2011, which is held during DCI's 2011 Annual Conference in Durango.
2003, the Governor's Awards has recognized outstanding projects and
people that reflect an attitude of perseverance and dedication to
community revitalization in Colorado. All 2011 nominated projects were
completed between September 1, 2008 and May 30, 2011.
The 2011 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence winners are:
Best Downtown Management Program: Uncompahgre Riverway Master Plan, City of Montrose and Montrose DDA
Best New Construction: Milliken Police Station and Meeting House, Town of Miliken
Best Promotional Event: Taste of Pearl, Downtown Boulder, Inc.
Colorful Colorado Award: Downtown Louisville Main Street Patios, Louisville Downtown Business Association
Best Downtown Park: Centennial Park, City of Rifle
Best Public Space: Manitou Avenue Revitalization Project, Nolte Vertical Five (Town of Manitou Springs)
Best Sustainable Downtown Project: GreenFAX, West Colfax BID (City of Denver)
Best Smart Growth Downtown: East Second Redevelopment, City of Rifle
Best Adaptive Reuse: Adaptive Reuse of Engine House No. 5, SLATERPAULL Architects (City of Denver)
Downtowner of the Year: Robert Brown, City of Montrose
"We at DCI are
really pleased at the quality of nominations for this year's Governor's
Awards and look forward to showcasing these exemplary projects at the
annual conference in Durango," said Kim Grant, Board President, Downtown
Colorado, Inc. "It is particularly exciting to recognize projects that
originated in part from recommendations made through DCI technical
assistance assessments. We encourage all communities in Colorado to
continue to honor the partnerships and investments in our downtowns and
commercial districts that make these projects possible."
Governor's Awards winners will be featured at the Governor's Award
Gala Dinner and Reception at the Silverton & Durango Narrow Gauge
Train Museum at 5:30pm. All winners will also receive a certificate
signed by Governor John Hickenlooper, State of Colorado; Reeves Brown,
Executive Director, Department of Local Affairs; and James Isgar, State
Director, USDA Rural Development.
The Governor's Awards presentations will take place during DCI's three-day annual conference, Cultivate, Collaborate, & Celebrate: Growing the Economy from the Bottom Up this
September 21-23, 2011 in Durango. All conference registrations include
tickets to the Governor's Awards event. Individual tickets are also
available for $75.
in 1982 as the Colorado Community Revitalization Association, Downtown
Colorado, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that aims
to build better communities by providing assistance to downtowns,
commercial districts and town centers in Colorado. Organization members
represent downtown organizations, local governments, development and
improvement districts, consultants, individuals and others involved in
downtown and community development.