Atlanta — Jul 28, 2020
The Atlanta Regional Commission has extended the application deadline for the agency’s annual Development of Excellence Awards The awards, which recognize planning and development projects that improve quality of life for metro Atlanta residents, are now due on Friday, August 7.
Broadly, ARC is seeking nominations that advance resiliency and equity in the region. Winning projects and plans will be created for a metro Atlanta that is inclusive in its growth and prosperity. Nominations should also support the goals of the Atlanta Region’s Plan, contributing to improved quality of life, transit accessibility, housing affordability, and economic development.
Nominations will be evaluated in one of the following categories:
- Visionary Planning: Recognizes a state-of-the-art planning initiative being implemented in a community to achieve lasting progress.
- Innovative Development: Recognizes a cutting-edge development that contributes to the region’s advancement and supports the goals and policies of the Atlanta Region’s Plan.
- Great Place: Recognizes an inspiring space that enhances a community’s character and provides options for housing, employment, or recreation.
- Livable Center: Recognizes a targeted project that significantly advances the implementation of a community’s Livable Centers Initiative plan.
Prior projects that have received a Development of Excellence Award from ARC include:
Winners are announced at the annual State of the Region Breakfast, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 30.
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.
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