April 14, 2015

The NDC Academy 2015 is quickly approaching! We would like to take the time to honor the projects that have been selected as Semi-Finalists for the NDC Academy Awards, by posting a daily blog highlighting each extraordinary project.  The NDC Academy Awards for project excellence in the categories of Community Development, Housing Development, Creative Financing and Job Creation are recognized as the affirmation of “best in class” of projects nation-wide. Semi-finalists will present their deal at the NDC Academy in Washington, DC, one project in each category will be awarded the top honor at the NDC Academy Awards Luncheon.

The NDC Academy Awards Semi-Finalists represent some of the most innovative and impactful developments changing the lives for residents in underserved communities across the country, NDC is honored to highlight the achievements of these organizations at the NDC Academy 2015. Watch the blog in the following weeks to learn more about these exceptional projects!

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Creative Financing Category Semi-finalists

Building Communities, Changing Lives – Little Rock, AR

Island Employee Cooperative – Stonington, ME

Lancaster Urban Village – Dallas, TX

Mechanics & Farmers’ Bank Redevelopment – Bridgeport, CT

Progression Place – Washington, DC

Small Business Entrepreneurship at the 5th Street Arcades  – Cleveland, OH


Job Creation Category Semi-finalists

1102 Atlantic Avenue Industrial Center – Brooklyn, NY

City of Coldwater / Clemens Food Group Expansion – City of Coldwater, MI

Continental Tire Sumter – Sumter, SC

Economic Prosperity Center – Tampa, FL

Makah Commercial Fishing Dock – Neah Bay, WA

Severn Peanut Company – Severn, NC

Housing Development Category Semi-finalists

Bigham Leatherberry Wise – Philadelphia, PA

CAMBA Gardens – Brooklyn, NY

Cheryl Chow Court – Homeless and Low-Income Senior Housing – Seattle, WA

Creekside Village, Ltd. – Lincoln, NE

Ghost Ranch Lodge Apartments – Tucson, AZ

Schmidt Artist Lofts – St. Paul, MN

The Hillside ‘Green’ Revitalization Project – Ft. Worth, TX


Community Development Category Semi-finalists

12th Avenue Arts – Seattle, WA

Ameritrust Complex – Cleveland, OH

Gardens at San Juan – San Antonio, TX

Historic Brooks House Redevelopment – Brattleboro, VT

Shreveport Common and Choice Neighborhoods – Shreveport, LA

Zapata Apartments – Chicago, IL