Vote for your favorite revitalization effort!

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Better Housing Coalition’s Golden Hammer Awards allow the community to nominate the neighborhood revitalization efforts they find most unique, thoughtful, helpful, or otherwise wonderful. The results will be voted on and the winners given the People’s Choice awards.

Nominated projects must have been completed by December 31st, 2015. They can be located in the Greater Richmond area, which includes Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico.

Projects should fit into one of the following categories:

  • Best Single-Family Residential Renovation
  • Best Adaptive Reuse Project — small or large in scope
  • Best New Construction    
  • Best Placemaking Project

Submit your nominations by midnight on Friday, March 25th!

Winners will be celebrated at the 2016 Groundbreakers Gala on Wednesday, May 18th at the Citadel of Hope on Venable Street in Church Hill.

Last year’s winners

To give you some context, here are the 2015 panel-selected winners:

  • Best Single-Family Residential Renovation:Dr. Danny Avula, Chimborazo neighborhood
  • Best Adaptive Reuse Project — Category I (5,000 square feet or less, neighborhood scale): The Rogue Gentlemen, Jackson Ward
  • Best Adaptive Reuse Project – Category II (More than 5,000 square feet, district/regional scale): Mosaic Headquarters, Fan District
  • Best New Construction (Includes neighborhood infill): The Square, VCU Monroe Park Campus
  • Best Placemaking Project: Armstrong Mountain Bike Park, Fairfield Court

And the 2015 People’s Choice winners:

  • Best Single-Family Residential Renovation: Dr. Danny Avula, Chimborazo neighborhood
    Best Adaptive Reuse Project – Category I (5,000 square feet or less, neighborhood scale): The Rogue Gentlemen, Jackson Ward
  • Best Adaptive Reuse Project – Category II (More than 5,000 square feet, district/regional scale): Lava Lofts, Chimborazo
  • Best New Construction (Includes neighborhood infill): The Square, VCU Monroe Park Campus
  • Best Placemaking Project: The Basement, Downtown Arts District
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