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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Planning Commission accepting nominations for design awards

As a part of the American Planning Association’s National Community Planning Month, the Galveston Planning Commission is accepting nominations for their Planning and Design Awards.  Introduced in 2019, the Planning and Design Awards are intended to recognize projects that contribute to a better quality of life in our community and serve as models to learn from and emulate. 

Eligibility:

The Planning Commission’s Planning & Design Awards program is open to all planners, residents, developers, builders, architects, community groups, design professionals, local governments, students, or other interested parties. To be eligible for consideration, proposed projects must be located in the City of Galveston and have been completed within the last five years, on or after January 1, 2015.

No projects that have or had a direct professional, financial, ownership, design, consulting and / or construction interest of any current member of the Planning Commission will be considered.

Categories:

  • Beautification
  • Development
  • Environmental
  • Historic Preservation
  • Investment
  • Participation
  • Planning
  • Redevelopment

Criteria for Project Consideration: 

Quality of Life Benefit.  How does the project make the community a better place? Examples:

  • Promotes historical or environmental preservation, conservation, or restoration
  • Improves safety and facilities for bicycles and pedestrians
  • Supports mixed use development and encourages transit options
  • Fosters a sense of place as it integrates into and enhances the surrounding neighborhood

Originality & Innovation.  How does the project have a visionary approach or innovative concept to address needs or challenges in the community? Examples:

  • Uses space effectively and creatively
  • Employs a cutting-edge slant in fields like green building or sustainability
  • Uses a fresh approach to financing or cost-efficiency

Quality & Comprehensiveness.  In what ways does the project represent excellence from the planning process through implementation? Examples:

  • Excellence in analysis, writing, graphics, design, and implementation
  • Has a positive impact on local and/or regional objectives
  • Has delivered developed plans, addressing community needs with long range vision

Implementation & Transferability.  How does this project serve as a model for others to learn from? Examples:

  • Paves the way for future projects by clearly demonstrating what to do to get it done
  • Fosters good planning through its methodology or components

Education & Engagement. How does the project clearly demonstrate meaningful public involvement? Examples:

  • Employs a variety of user-friendly tools inclusive of the traditionally under-served
  • Provides meaningful opportunities and is responsive to the public’s involvement
  • Increases awareness in the community of the benefits and importance of good planning

Nominations:

Nominations from the public are being accepted.  The nomination should include:

  • Project Name and Address – include the name of organizations or individuals who will accept the award
  • Project Category – may include more than one.
  • Project Description – Describe how the project meets the criteria listed above.
  • Photographs

Nominations should be emailed to planningcounter@galvestontx.gov.  Deadline for nominations is September 9, 2020.  The awards will be presented at the October 22, 2020 City Council meeting. 

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