1000 Friends of Iowa proudly announces eight recipients as its Best Development Award winners of 2018. Five independent jurors from across the state selected projects that implement the efficient use of our resources to develop sustainable communities that provide a high quality of life.
The 2018 Best Development Award winners are listed below (category, winner, project, city).
- In the Innovative Leadership category, the City of Storm Lake for building a sustainable community through food, youth service and education, flood control, and stormwater management in Storm Lake
- In the Placemaking/Greenspace category, Primary Health Care Wellness Center for its Healing Garden in Des Moines
- In the Renewable Energy category, Stuff Etc for its unique “solar array plus storage” technology in Coralville
- In the Renovated Civic – Small Community category, the Bricker-Price Block for the restoration of the Bricker-Price Block in Earlham
- In the Renovated Civic – Large Community, the Davenport Community School District for its J.B. Young Opportunity Center in Davenport
- In the Renovated Residential category, Professional Property Management for Sun Prairie Apartment Rehabilitation in West Des Moines
- In the Stormwater Management category, the City of Algona for its Downtown Green Parking Lot Infrastructure Renewal in Algona
- In the Transportation/Complete Streets category, the City of Manning for its Trails Network in Manning
The press and public are invited to celebrate these “development heroes” at the 2018 Award Ceremony, to be held at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Light lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. and award ceremony begins at 12 noon.