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Awards

NewHolly has received 13 awards from local, state, and national organizations, recognizing its innovations and achievements in redevelopment, community building, and financial success.

2006 Gold Nugget Honor of Merit & Grand Award: Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Othello Station was recognized by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference at their annual trade show with a Gold Nugget Honor of Merit Award and the prestigious Grand Award for their Best Affordable Project, which honors creative achievements in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects.

2005 Best in American Living Award: National Association of Home Builders

Sponsored by Professional Builder magazine and the National Association of Home Builders, the award recognizes homes that illustrate design quality, succeed in the marketplace and exemplify the "Best in American Living."

2003 Director's Award for Leadership in Housing Development: Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development

NewHolly Phase I received the award for its well-designed, affordable and higher-density housing that exemplifies the standards set by the Growth Management Act.

2003 New Face of America's Public Housing Award: Congress of New Urbanism and HUD

NewHolly was one of the six winning projects chosen from more than 30 national entries. The selected projects provided an inspiring glimpse into the range of approaches to HOPE VI-funded redevelopment.

2002 Construction Excellence Award: Associated General Contractors of Washington

Absher-Pacific won the award because of its effective management of the challenging NewHolly project, quality of construction, completion on budget and ahead of schedule, and the involvement of residents in the construction of their new neighborhood.

2002 Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award: Congress of New Urbanism

Weinstein/Copeland Architects, project architects for the first two phases of NewHolly, won the award for the way NewHolly responds to and integrates with its environment, and how its improves the human experience of blocks, neighborhoods and regions.

2002 Empowerment for Community Development Award: The Center for Empowerment

From the Center for Empowerment: "Through the NewHolly redevelopment, previous residents of Holly Park were empowered to become homeowners and community leaders. They participated in every phase of the new development, from relocation to resident management."

2002 Washington Gold Award: American Consulting Engineers Council

SvR Design, civil engineers for all three phases of the NewHolly redevelopment were recognized for their originality and innovation in designing the new infrastructure and street grid for NewHolly.

2000 Award of Excellence: NAHRO

The NewHolly Neighborhood Campus was honored for producing positive results in individual lives by providing integrated employment, education, and family support services to public housing residents.

2000 PRAIS Award: NAHRO

NewHolly was recognized for taking an innovative role in creating community-wide resources that go beyond public housing families and help to integrate very low-income families into the larger social and economic fabric of the city.

2000 Resident and Client Services Award: NAHRO

NewHolly Neighborhood Campus was recognized for its innovative model of comprehensive urban revitalization, which includes a strong commitment to self-sufficiency services. NAHRO noted that programs at the Neighborhood Campus are setting standards that can be duplicated by other agencies around the country.

2000 Tax Credit Excellence Award: The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition

The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition selected Seattle Housing Authority in 2000 for one of four national Tax Credit Excellence Awards, given to the most outstanding tax credit projects in the country. The agency received the award for its innovative use of tax credits at NewHolly.

1999 VISION 2020 Award: Puget Sound Regional Council

NewHolly was recognized for innovation in planning and executing the redevelopment. The award was one of six presented for promoting a livable region by helping implement VISION 2020 regional growth management and transportation strategies.