City seeking nominations for Mayor's Design Awards

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the city's Community Planning and Development Department are seeking nominations for the Mayor's Design Awards.

The Mayor's Design Awards honors projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design and place-making. The awards are presented to homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 8.

"Behind every great place for project in Denver, there's usuall a great story," Hancock says. "Whether it's about a family building their dream home, a nonprofit creating a new gathering place for the community or a restaurant that quickly becomes a neighborhood staple, we want to hear these stories."

Previous winners range from restaurants and galleries to private, single-family homes to plazas and other shared public spaces. The common denominator is the imaginative and innovative way they enhance public spaces and create community. 

"Our city celebrates the value of truly great design through The Mayor's Design Awards, and the award winners are our city's best-in-class when it comes to making a positive impact on our public realm and the built environment," says Brad Buchanan, executive director of Community Planning and Development.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.
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