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Downtown Living: May 2016


2016 Downtown NOLA Awards


DDDmay2016For the fifth year in a row, the Downtown Development District seeks to celebrate honorees who have made an exceptional impact on the Downtown New Orleans neighborhood. The DDD is accepting nominations for the 2016 Downtown NOLA Awards for individuals, organizations or businesses who deserve this prestigious recognition. The submission deadline is June 3. Winners will be announced over the summer, and the selected nominees will be honored on Sept. 16 at an awards ceremony held at the JW Marriott New Orleans on Canal Street.

To be considered, nominees must meet one of the following criteria:

Downtown Inspiration – Downtown property owner, business, resident or worker who is a leader, collaborator and advocate for Downtown development.

iMinder – An individual with proven success in one of DDD’s core industries: arts-based businesses, digital media or bio sciences.

3rd – Examples of a “third space” include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, green space, etc., that provides a creative environment for people to collaborate, work and network.

Development Project – An individual or organization that has completed a project that improves the quality of life Downtown.

Adaptive Reuse – Preservationists and owners of homes and businesses who keep the integrity of Downtown’s historic buildings, while modernizing them for reuse.

Facade Improvement Project – A building owner or lessee that has invested in improving the appearance of a building’s facade. The facade improvement must be a quality renovation that will enhance and be consistent with the historical design, materials and architectural character reflected in the original design of the building.

Public Improvement Project – Local public works project that improves the environment of Downtown NOLA.

Green Project – A resident, business or property owner that helps keep Downtown green.

Best Kept Secret – Presented to one of Downtown’s gems that is low profile, but deserves recognition for its programs, services or amenities it provides to the neighborhood.

The Downtown NOLA Awards was created by the DDD as an annual program to recognize exceptional accomplishments of Downtown property owners, businesses, residents, workers and organizations. The organization seeks to honor the people and places that inspire, innovate and integrate the Downtown NOLA brand into Downtown neighborhoods! To submit nominations visit downtownnola.com/awards.