Two multi-family projects built by the Phoenix office of general contractor Adolfson & Peterson ― including a 2012 RED Award winner ― were among the six winners of the 18th Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards.
Presented to the most outstanding Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) properties in six categories, this national awards program celebrates the best in affordable rental housing development.
Devine Legacy on Central (above photo) won in the category Metropolitan/Urban Housing. Devine Legacy on Central was the 2012 RED Award winner for Best Multi-Family project. Apache ASL Trails in Tempe won in the category Special Needs Housing. Apache ASL trails was also a RED Awards finalist. Both were built by Adolfson & Peterson.
This year, the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) received numerous remarkable entries ― 55 applications from 24 states. A panel of five judges selected 6 first place finishers and 10 honorable mentions. Other winners:
Rural Housing: Colville Homes II, Inchelium, Wash.;
Senior Housing: Salem Towers Senior Housing, Malden, Mass.;
Green Housing: Northwest Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
Public Housing: Heritage View Homes Phase II, Cleveland, Ohio.
Each winner will be recognized at a Capitol Hill luncheon ceremony on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
This year’s judging panel included Dan Mendelson, DTM & Associates (chair); Lauren Bazel, Office of the Honorable John F. Kerry (D-Mass.); Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference; Ted Simpson, Nebraska Investment Finance Authority; and Deborah VanAmerongen, Nixon Peabody LLP.
On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Multi-Family Project was Devine Legacy on Central.
Best Multi-Family Project
Devine Legacy on Central
Developer: Native American Connections Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction Architect: Perlman Architects Size: 100,340 SF Location: 4570 N. Central Ave., Phoenix Completed: December, 2011
Devine Legacy embraces and upholds the Native American culture and encourages the residents of this housing development to do the same. Located on Central Ave., its close proximity to the light rail provides accessible and sustainable transportation. Other nearby amenities include the Native American Community Service Center and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Devine Legacy is comprised of 65 studio, one-, two- and three-room units. The multi-family project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification. Devine Legacy uses outdoor air ventilation, water fixtures, and preserved 31% of energy through recycled materials. Devine Legacy was deemed as an Outstanding Housing Initiative by the Arizona Department of Housing for energy preservation and high-density design.