2008 Best Development Award Recipients

New Residential: Upper Mississippi Valley Redevelopment Company, 1820 East Thirteenth Street, Village of East Davenport Development in Davenport, Iowa

1000 Friends of Iowa is pleased to give the Upper Mississippi Valley Redevelopment Company one of our 2008 Best Development Awards under the category of Best New Residential Development for the 1820 East Thirteenth Street, Village of East Davenport Development, in Davenport, Iowa.

The 1820 East Thirteenth Street development was selected to receive the award for Best New Residential Development due to its example of what a larger program could represent for abandoned and derelict buildings in Davenport neighborhoods.

Renovated Residential: The HEART Program’s Washington Street Project in Dubuque, Iowa

1000 Friends of Iowa is pleased to give The HEART Program one of our 2008 Best Development Awards under the category of Best Renovated Residential Development for The HEART Program’s Washington Street Project in Dubuque, Iowa.

The Washington Street Project was selected to receive the award for Best Renovated Residential Development due to their truly holistic approach to sustainability. The project is a distinguished development that restored the people, place, and prosperity of the Dubuque community.

Renovated Commercial/Civic: M+ Architects, ISU Design West development in Sioux City, Iowa

1000 Friends of Iowa is pleased to give M+ Architects one of our 2008 Best Development Awards under the category of Best Renovated Commercial/Civic Development for the ISU Design West development in Sioux City, Iowa.

The ISU Design West development was selected to receive the award for Best Renovated Commercial/Civic Development due to their distinguished demonstration that reuse can be cost effective and produce a unique and creative development.  The remarkable transformation of this building should be a catalyst for redevelopment and reinvestment in the downtown area.

New Commercial/Civic: RDG Planning & Design, Marion Arts and Environmental Center at Lowe Park in Marion, Iowa

1000 Friends of Iowa is pleased to give RDG Planning & Design one of our 2008 Best Development Awards under the category of Best New Commercial/Civic Development for the Marion Arts and Environmental Center at Lowe Park, in Marion, Iowa.

The Marion Arts and Environmental Center development was selected to receive the award for Best New Commercial/Civic Development due to the extensive public involvement with the project and the humble aesthetic integration into the landscape and surrounding community.

Mixed Use: LADCO Development, Village of Ponderosa in West Des Moines, Iowa

1000 Friends of Iowa is pleased to give LADCO Development one of our 2008 Best Development Awards under the category of Best Mixed Use Development for the Village of Ponderosa, in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The Village of Ponderosa was selected to receive the award for Best Mixed Use due to the walkable, environmental ascetics and social design that are infused into the project that promote a higher quality of life.

Leadership: City of Iowa City, Iowa City Subdivision Code in Iowa City, Iowa

1000 Friends of Iowa is pleased to give the City of Iowa City one of our 2008 Best Development Awards under the category of Best Leadership for the Iowa City Subdivision Code, in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Iowa City Subdivision Code was selected to receive the award for Best Leadership due to the distinguished smart growth impact the code will have to the city’s future development.  The Iowa City Subdivision Code is leading the way and serves as a marvelous example of what is obtainable for other Iowan cities.