Bend, Oregon (PressExposure) November 16, 2009 -- NorthWest Crossing, a mixed-use Bend, Oregon neighborhood, today announced that it has been included in a new book published by the Urban Land Institute entitled âBest Practices in Development: Award Winning Projects 2009.â The book profiles 48 top development projects throughout the world, all of which were selected as finalists in the ULI Awards for Excellence.
âThe Urban Land Institute considers projects from all over the world for its programs, so to be included in this international publication is a great honor,â said David Ford, general manager for NorthWest Crossing. âWe have paid close attention to designing and building a sustainable community that really âworksâ for its residents, and being recognized this way confirms our commitment to thoughtful development.â
The illustrated, hardcover book came out this fall and includes photos, a development story and statistical data on each project. Projects were selected based on financial viability, the resourceful use of land, design, relevance to contemporary issues, and sensitivity to the community and environment.
The book is available at the Urban Land Instituteâs Web site at http://www.uli.org.
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 Urban Land Institute: Founded in 1936, the institute now has more than 33,000 members in 95 countries worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.