Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the city's Community Planning and Development Department are seeking nominations for the Mayor's Design Awards
, which honor projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design and place making.
The awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits and artists for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design. A variety of projects from private residences to restaurants and office buildings are eligible.
"Whether it's creating a new public space or rehabilitating a historic gem, this is a chance for Denver to invest in our city and our neighborhoods," Hancock says. "I invite everyone with an interest in design and place making to nominate their favorite project that contributes to our city's unique character and charm."
To be eligible for consideration, projects must be completed and in use, entirely inside city limits and privately funded. Nominations are due Sept. 6. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in late fall.
Last year's winners
included the Moffat Depot, Balfour at Riverfront Park; Industry, 3001 Brighton Blvd; the Whittier Alley Loop, four blocks between Williams and Race streets; and The Butterfly Walk, La Alma Lincoln Park.
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