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2011 Golden Hammer nominees announced

The Better Housing Coalition announced yesterday the nominees for the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards, including local entrees in most of the 5 categories (Residential Renovation, Commercial Renovation (small & larger), Urban Infill, Neighborhood Design, and Sustainable Design Excellence).

Gold Hammer Award Nominees

Winners to be announced at the event on November 3rd

Residential Renovation

3101 E. Broad Street

711 N. 26th Street
John R. Johnson & Deanna Lewis

822 – 826 N. 27th Street
ElderHomes Corporation

3013 Libby Terrace
Monica Morris

3302 P Street
Tom O’Kelly & Ed Stone

602 Montvale Avenue
Melissa Savenko / John Vollino

800 W. 33rd Street
Sadler & Whitehead Architects

12 S. Plum Street
Nack Properties

846 Graystone Avenue
Distressed Property Solutions, LLC

4806 Bassett Avenue
Xtreme Makeover Properties, LLC

Commercial Renovation under 5000 Sq. Ft. (Neighborhood Scale)

421 N. 31st Street
Barry W. Peirce, The Gingerbread Man

1805 + 1809 E. Broad Street
Shockoe Valley Historic District

Commercial Renovation above 10,000 Sq. Ft.(Large, Multi-Family OR Mixed Use Project)

408 – 412 N. 3rd Street
Gammino Realty & Development

213 – 215 E. Grace Street
East Grace Street Properties, LLC

360 Stockton Street
Stella 360, LLC, C. Samuel & Noreen A. McDonald

Urban Infill

601 N. 22nd Street
Charles and Mary Field

701 St. James Street
Jackson Commons Partnership, LLC

1213 & 1215 Catherine Street
Bilder – Terranova Development, LLC

1012 Layfayette (Stella’s)
CDI Lafayette, LLC

Neighborhood Design

Holton Outdoor Classroom & Learning Garden

Rebuilding Together Program

Slave Trail Signage

Green Hammer for Sustainable Design Excellence

601 N. 22nd Street
Charles and Mary Field

701 St. James Street
Jackson Commons Partnership, LLC

408-412 N. 3rd Street
Gammino Realty & Development

5409 Hull Street Road
Virginia Supportive Housing

602 Montvale Avenue
Melissa Savenko / John Vollino

Photos by John Murden or provided by Better Housing Coalition.

In addition to awards in the 6 Golden Hammer categories, the following awards will also be given:

Preservation Advocacy Award:

Catie Beck, CBS 6 News & Rachel DePompa, NBC 12 News
For their investigative reporting related to vacant / abandoned property issues in our historic neighborhoods that increased public awareness about the detrimental effect vacant properties have on our communities.

Andrew Asch Historic Developer Award:

Ron Stallings, Walker Row Partnership
For the renovation of dozens of historic properties and construction of numerous infill projects that goes beyond the role of a developer, creating – through vision and perseverance – a Renaissance in Jackson Ward.

Neighborhood Revitalization Award:

VCU Urban & Regional Planning in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
For providing urban & neighborhood planning expertise to the City of Richmond, non-profit organizations and neighborhood civic organizations, which has had a profoundly positive outcome in the revitalization in our core urban communities.

Edmund A. Rennolds Jr. Excellence in Architecture Award:

Johannas Design Group
For excellence in architectural design for the numerous adaptive reuse and urban infill projects that have significantly anchored revitalization in many Richmond neighborhoods

Special Recognition – Neighborhood Design & Planning:

The Honorable Jennifer McClellan
For her work with Scenic Virginia in sponsoring HJ 658 in 2007 – a resolution celebrating the panoramic viewshed from Libby Hill Park – the historic view that named Richmond, a view of importance to all Virginia residents.

Special Recognition – Sustainable Design:

Paul & Julie Weissend, Dovetail Construction
For successfully incorporating extensive sustainable design into the historic renovation of both the headquarters building of Dovetail Construction and their Monument Avenue residence.

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I really look forward to seeing this! It’s awesome to see our city becoming more and more energy efficient and the passion of the people to see our city advance…embracing it!


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Just wanted to share that the beautiful red home you have pictured above labelled “421 N. 31st Street
Barry W. Peirce, The Gingerbread Man” was once the home of my ggg-uncle Samuel T. Goldsby who was a Police Lieutenant in Richmond in the 1920s. If you search his name he comes up in many historical articles and reports written in the Richmond Times Dispatch.


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