Nominations open for 2010 Michigan Downtown Conference awards

on Wednesday,May 19,2010 15:05


Nominations are now open for the 2010 Michigan Downtown Conference awards. Sponsored by the Michigan Downtown Conference Partners, the awards honor achievements in urban design and downtown revitalization throughout the state. July 1 is the deadline for submitting nominations and the awards will be presented at the 2010 Michigan Downtown Conference in September.

All Michigan communities are eligible to submit nominations in a number of categories. Project-based categories include small- and large-scale Green Projects, Living Downtown and Innovation, among others.

The Innovation category will honor revitalization designs in a downtown or traditional commercial neighborhood district. Living Downtown entries will recognize the positive impacts of mixed-use housing projects on a downtown or traditional commercial neighborhood. These projects could include new construction or rehabilitation of an existing building, and should be compatible with the historic character of the downtown area.

The Main Street Awards categories cover design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring. There will also be a Manager of the Year and Volunteer of the Year Awards.

The Michigan Downtown Conference Partners consists of several statewide organizations including the Michigan Downtown Association, the Michigan Municipal League, the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan and the State Historical Preservation Office. Complete descriptions of the various categories are available at the conference website.

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