The Redevelopment Idea Center has been created to showcase projects and programs submitted for the CRA Awards of Excellence competition. All of these submissions are outstanding examples of the redevelopment process that have resulted in building better communities in California.
Program initiated to inform and educate residents about the redevelopment process, a redevelopment project, and/or a redevelopment agency-initiated marketing and promotional program that caused a positive contribution to the achievement of agency goals or objectives or that told the “story” of redevelopment and its benefits to the community.
This category recognizes the long-term efforts of a redevelopment agency in making positive changes to a community, business district or neighborhood. These improvements and work programs should show a comprehensive program and a sustained effort by the redevelopment agency and other coordinated efforts to improve a neighborhood, business district, downtown area or other portion of a project area.
Development or projects incorporating office, industrial, manufacturing, research & development, warehousing, or other related uses. Development or project may be single-purpose in nature or in combination with office, industrial or other related uses.
Functional and physical integration of at least two significant uses (e.g. residential, retail, office, hotel, entertainment) into a single development pursuant to a congruent plan.
The project must fit one of the following categories: 1) New residential; or 2) An assistance program that enables one to purchase or rent new housing.
Public square, park, plaza, street, walkway, passage, pier, bridge or other public space.
The project must fit one of the following categories: 1) Rehabilitation of existing residential; or 2) Adaptive reuse and/or conversion of a non-residential structure to a housing use.
This category is for development projects or programs (either in California or outside California) that do not fit the other award categories and for non-development projects that do not fit the Education, Marketing & Promotion category.
Recognizes projects and programs that preserve the environment and/or conserve resources through such areas as water conservation, reduced dependence on vehicles, energy-efficient design and operation, use of beneficial materials, and/or construction waste management.