NH&RA Announces Finalists for
2010 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

WASHINGTON, DC, September 8″”A jail constructed in 1813 in Salem, Massachusetts converted to market rate apartments; a one-time Inn and girls finishing school in Silver Spring, Maryland re-conceived as affordable residences; and 19th century brewery buildings in both East Baltimore and Milwaukee now filled with corporate offices are all among the finalists for the 2010 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has announced fourteen finalists in six categories for this year’s “Timmy Awards,” which will be presented at an awards luncheon and ceremony on October 19 in Boston, Massachusetts in conjunction with the association’s Annual Fall Developers Forum. The nominees are located in fourteen different communities in ten states from Massachusetts to Kentucky.

“You can’t help but be awestruck by the high level of creativity going into re-thinking these historic structures throughout our country,” says Thom Amdur, Executive Director of NH&RA. “This year’s Timmy nominees demonstrate the value of merging our historic past with the present resulting in something unique and special.”

The “Timmy Awards” were created to honor outstanding real estate projects that involve rehabilitation of older, historic buildings, primarily using state or federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. Scoring is based on overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, innovative approach to construction and use of building materials, impact on the community, sustainability and financial and market success of the project.  This year’s finalists by category are:

Best Historic Rehabilitation Utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Bourne Mill Apartments, Tiverton, RI
Developer: Edward A. Fish Development, Braintree, MA
Architect: The Architectural Team Inc, Chelsea, MA
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, Boston, MA

Eastside Revitalization II, Covington, KY
Developers: Model Development, Cincinnati, OH &
Neighborhood Investment Partners, Inc., Covington, KY
Architect: City Studios Architecture, LLC, Cincinnati, OH

National Park Seminary, Silver Spring, MD
Developer: The Alexander Company, Madison, WI
Architect: The Alexander Company, Madison, WI

Spring Garden Revitalization, Philadelphia, PA
Developers: The Michaels Organization, Marlton, NJ & Spring Garden Community Development Corp., Philadelphia, PA
Architect: KSK Architects Planners Historians, Philadelphia, PA

Best Mixed-Income or Market Rate Residential

Hamel Mill Lofts, Haverhill, MA
Developer: Forest City Residential, Cambridge, MA
Architect: Dimella Shaffer, Boston, MA
Historic Consultant: Epsilon Associates, Maynard, MA

PS 90 Condominiums, New York, NY
Developer: L + M Development Partners Inc., Larchmont, NY & Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc., New York, NY
Architect: Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP, New York, NY

50 Saint Peters Street (Former Salem Jail), Salem, MA
Developer: New Boston Ventures, Boston, MA
Architect: Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc., Boston, MA

Most Innovative Adaptive Reuse

American Brewery “Brewhouse” Building, Baltimore, MD
Developers: Humanim, Baltimore, MD &
Synthesis Inc., Columbia, MD
Architect: Cho Benn Holback + Associates, Baltimore, MD

Best Historic Rehabilitation Utilizing New Markets Tax Credits

Roshek Redevelopment, Dubuque, IA
Developer: Dubuque Initiatives, Dubuque, IA & Gronen Restoration, Inc
Architect: Jeffrey Morton Design, Dubuque, IA

Pabst Boiler House, Milwaukee, WI
Developers: TMB Development, Milwaukee, WI, Dermond Property Investments, Milwaukee, WI, Inland Companies, Milwaukee, WI & AMB Development, Milwaukee, WI
Architect: Albion Architects, Milwaukee, WI

668 Euclid Avenue (Atrium Plaza), Cleveland, OH
Developer: K&D Group, Willoughby, OH
Architect: Berardi + Partners, Inc., Columbus, OH

Best Historic Rehabilitation Involving New Construction

Whistler Crossing, Riverdale, IL
Developer: Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation, Chicago, IL
Architect: Farr Associates, Chicago, IL
Historic Consultant: Nancy Fahlstrom, Chicago, IL

Wilber School Apartments, Sharon, MA
Developers: Beacon Communities, Boston, MA &
Frontier Enterprises, Inc., Canton, MA
Architect: Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Most Advanced Financial Structure

Apartments at the Belmont, Belmont, NY
Developers: Arbor Development, Bath, NY, Edgemere Development Inc., Rochester, NY & The Fountain Arts at the Belmont, LLC, Belmont, NY
Architect: Glasow-Simmons Architecture, Rochester, NY
Historic Consultant: Saralinda Hooker, Canandaigua, NY

Finalists were selected by a multi-disciplinary panel of judges, boasting expertise in architecture, real estate development, construction, public policy, and historic preservation.  Judges included:

  • Josh Anderson, Cedarbend Consulting, Wenham, MA
  • Lisa Craig, Forest City Enterprises, Washington, DC
  • John L. Kelly, Nixon Peabody LLP, New York, NY
  • Nick Ratti, Reznick Group, Boston, MA
  • Karl Stumpf, RTKL Associates Inc., Miami, FL
  • Brad White, Brad White & Associates, Chicago, IL

Additional information regarding the conference and awards luncheon is available at www.housingonline.com.  Reporters and journalists seeking additional information about the projects, or contact information for project developers and/or architects should contact Thom Amdur at 202-939-1753 or tamdur@housingonline.com.

NH&RA created the “Timmy Awards” in 2005 in memory of Boston Architect and Preservation Advocate J. Timothy Anderson. Anderson was a singular figure in the historic rehabilitation business, whose legacy includes numerous Boston area projects, as well as a seminal study that helped preserve South Beach in Miami.

Available nationwide, and instrumental in revitalizing urban downtowns as well as suburbs and rural communities, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit is a tax incentive used by developers to help finance the renovation of historic buildings of all types for continued use as offices, apartments, hotels, stores, and other purposes.

For more than 39 years National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has been providing an ongoing forum for professionals in affordable housing and historic rehabilitation to exchange information and build new business relationships. For more information on the “Timmy Awards,” the Fall Developers Forum or NH&RA, please visit our website at www.housingonline.com or contact Thom Amdur, 202-939-1753, tamdur@dworbell.com

The 2010 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation are co-sponsored by the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.