Bend, Oregon (PressExposure) May 07, 2009 -- NorthWest Crossing, Central Oregonâs largest mixed-use neighborhood, announced that it was selected as a finalist in the 2009 Urban Land Instituteâs (ULI) Awards for Excellence program. NorthWest Crossing was one of only 25 developments to be named as a finalist, and hosted a visit from a ULI judge last month. As a finalist, the Bend, Oregon community will be featured in a new book entitled Best Practices in Development: 2009 Award Winning Projects, which will be released at the ULI fall conference in November 2009.
ULI also plans to publicize all finalists in an issue of Urban Land magazine, as well as on its Web site at http://www.uli.org. The final award winners were announced last month at the ULIâs Spring Council Forum in Atlanta, where NorthWest Crossing was featured in a video presentation during the awards ceremony.
The international ULI Awards for Excellence competition judges entries based on leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnership, environmental protection and enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial viability. This year brought in the second-highest amount of entries in the award programâs 33-year history, resulting in a highly competitive 2009 program.
About NorthWest Crossing NorthWest Crossing is a mixed-use community on Bendâs west side which has won several national awards for its green building practices, as well as receiving the PCBCâs 2008 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Master-Planned Community of the Year, Urban Land Instituteâs 2007 âDevelopment of Excellenceâ award and Cottage Living magazineâs 2008 Top Cottage Neighborhoods. West Bend Property Company LLC, a partnership of Brooks Resources Corporation and Tennant Family Limited Partnership, is developing the community. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. Their goal of creating a livable and sustainable community at NorthWest Crossing is rooted in their understanding and respect for the true essence of Bend and the Central Oregon lifestyle. http://www.northwestcrossing.com
About the ULI Awards for Excellence ULI Awards for Excellence defines the standard for real estate development practice worldwide. In its 33rd year, the program is the centerpiece of ULIâs efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development. The awards recognize the full development process of a projectâconstruction, economic viability, marketing, and managementâas well as design. The ULI Awards for Excellence honor development projects in three regions. Each region has its own jury, schedule, and fees. http://www.uli.org Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint