2016 Timmy Award Finalists Announced

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Irta John, (202) 939-1774, ijohn@housingonline.com
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Innovative Historic Building Rehabilitation Projects Recognized by Top Housing Industry Group

WASHINGTON (September 23, 2016) – A closed textile mill renovated into affordable housing, a WWII artillery factory converted into a market-rate student housing development, and a vacant warehouse transformed into vibrant affordable artist housing are some of the projects named as finalists today for the J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation by the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA).

Affectionately known as the “Timmy Awards,” the industry accolade honors outstanding real estate projects that transform older, historic buildings and redefine their use, while primarily using Federal or State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.

“Even after 40 years in this industry, I am still awed by the creativity, integrity, and commitment to community revitalization embraced by the development teams who work in the field,” said NH&RA President and CEO Peter Bell. “Our Timmy Award finalists saw the potential in old, often abandoned, buildings that most people would consider uninhabitable, and rebuilt them into beautiful, affordable spaces that add to the appeal of the entire community.”

This week, NH&RA announced winners in two categories as well as finalists in seven additional categories including Best Historic Rehab Using Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehabilitation, and Best Market Rate / Mixed Income Residential. Winners will be recognized on November 2nd, at the Boston College Club in Boston, Mass., during a luncheon ceremony held in conjunction with NH&RA’s 2016 Fall Developers Forum.

Timmy Award nominations are evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of judges, on the overall design and quality of the project, interpretation and respect of historic elements, innovative approaches to construction and the use of building materials, community impact, sustainability, and financial and market success.

NH&RA created the Timmy Awards in 2005 in memory of J. Timothy Anderson, a Boston architect, educator and preservation advocate. A singular figure in the historic rehabilitation business, whose legacy includes numerous Boston area projects and a seminal study that helped preserve Miami’s South Beach Art Deco District. The 2016 Timmy Awards are co-sponsored by the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The 2016 winners and finalists represent the best in rehabilitation projects from coast-to-coast: California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, and North Carolina.

Reporters and journalists seeking additional information about the projects or contact information for project developers and architects should contact Irta John at 202-939-1774, ijohn@housingonline.com.

The complete list of winners and finalists for permanent and judges’ awards categories are listed online and below.

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About the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
For more than 40 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.

About the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
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.

2016 Timmy Awards Category Winners

 

Best Commercial / Retail / Non Residential Project

  • Stony Island Arts Bank

Location: Chicago, IL
Developer: The Stony Group LLC
Architect: Fitzgerald Associates Architects
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Small (Under $10 million development cost)

  • The Lofts at NoDa Mills

Location: Charlotte, NC
Developer: The Community Builders
Architect: Shook Kelley, Inc.
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

2016 Timmy Awards Category Finalists

 

Best Market Rate / Mixed-Income Residential

  • Arc at Old Colony

Location: Chicago, IL
Developer: MCJ Development
Architect: Pappageorge Haymes Partners
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

  • Edge at Union Station

Location: Worcester, MA
Developer: Vision Properties
Architect: Benoit Design Group
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

  • The Flats on Howard

Location: Omaha, NE
Developer: Arch Icon Development
Architect: Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Historic Consultant: Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Medium ($10-20 million development cost)

  • Chestnut Park Apartments

Location: Holyoke, MA
Developer: Weld Management Co., Inc.
Architect: The Architectural Team, Inc.
Historic Consultant: Pioneer Valley Planning Co.

  • Cony Flatiron Senior Residence

Location: Augusta, ME
Developer: Housing Initiatives of New England Corporation
Architect: CWS Architects of Portland, ME

  • Home Front at Camp Anza

Location: Riverside, CA
Developer: Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation
Architect: Rodriguez Associates Architects and Planners, Inc.
Historic Consultant: JM Research & Consulting

  • The Lace Mill

Location: Kingston, NY
Developer: RUPCO
Architect: Dutton Architecture
Historic Consultant: Heritage Consulting Group

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing LIHTCs – Large (Over $20 million development cost)

  • A-Mill Artist Lofts

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Developer: Dominium
Architect: BKV Group
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

  • Loft Five50

Location: Lawrence, MA
Developer: WinnDevelopment
Architect: The Architectural Team
Historic Consultant: Epsilon Associates

Judges’ Awards Finalists

 

Most Advanced Financial Structure

  • Historic Strand Apartments

Location: Chicago, IL
Developer: Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation
Architect: Johnson & Lee, Ltd.
Historic Consultant: McGuire Igleski & Associates, Inc.

  • Livingston School Apartments

Location: Albany, NY
Developer: WinnDevelopment
Architect: The Architectural Team
Historic Consultant: VHB

Additional Finalists Already Listed under Timmy Awards Category Winners & Finalists

  • Loft Five50
  • The Flats on Howard
  • The Lace Mill

Achievement in Sustainability

  • Monsenor Romero Apartments

Location: Washington, DC
Developer: NHT Enterprise
Architect: Wiencek & Associates
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

Additional Finalists Already Listed under Timmy Awards Category Winners & Finalists

  • Loft Five50

Most Innovative Adaptive Reuse

  • Market Street Village

Location: Wilmington, DE
Developer: BPG Real Estate Group
Architect: Blackney Hayes Architects
Historic Consultant: N/A

  • Nichols Tower at Homan Square

Location: Chicago, IL
Developer: Foundation for Homan Square
Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

Additional Finalists Already Listed under Timmy Awards Category Winners & Finalists

  • Cony Flatiron Senior Residence

Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehabilitation

Finalists Already Listed under Timmy Awards Category Winners & Finalists

  • A-Mill Artist Lofts
  • Loft Five50
  • The Lace Mill
  • The Lofts at NoDa Mills