The Renovated Residential Category features the use of an existing structure to create single or multi-family permanent or temporary housing. Notable aspects include, but are not limited to, reinvestment in an existing property and community as well as use of sustainable building materials, salvaging of existing materials, promotion of connectivity, public transportation, and walkability, accessibility to affordable or mixed market-rate housing, and adherence to historic preservation practices if applicable.
Our Renovated Residential Award goes to the Kibbey Building in Marshalltown. Converting the second floor of the historic building, which was built in 1895, into four loft apartments, and its adjacent site into a community park, support the City’s prior neighborhood redevelopment and economic growth by strengthening live/work connection on Main Street, using existing infrastructure, and bolstering walkability.
The building’s east wall supports the adjacent Gallery Garden with a living wall, irrigated through rainwater harvesting. Its The public canopy supports photovoltaic panels for lighting and power for irrigation pumps. A cistern below the Kibbey parking lot assists in stormwater management.