Congratulations to 2011 Downtown Achievement Award Winners!!

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IDA’s Pinnacle Award is the highest honor bestowed in the Downtown Achievement Awards. This year’s winners are sterling examples of projects that are both successful and innovative in the world of downtown development. Meet all of this year’s winners (Pinnacle & Merit). Please be patient with downloading presentations as some files are very large. Most submissions are offered as 2-pg project summaries and 12-pg PowerPoint documents.
Congratulations to the year's PRESIDENT's AWARD winner: Downtown Grand Rapids

Þ Grand Rapids LipDub Video Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)          
Grand Rapids Downtown with the GR LipDub Organizers Alliance, Grand Rapids, MI

2011 PINNACLE Winners

Þ A Crossroads for a Crossing; Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)  (VIDEO)
Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston, MA

Þ Bell Hotel Supportive Housing; Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
CentreVenture Dev. Corporation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA

Þ Art Initiatives in the Loop; Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago, IL
Þ 2011 "Thnaks Mom!"; Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Downtown Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Þ 2011 Stanley Cup Riots: Vanlover Campaign; Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Downtown Vancouver BIA, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

Þ Downtown Peggy; Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA

 Þ Market Square Park; Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Houston Downtown Management District, Houston, TX

Þ A Downtown By Partnerships; Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)  (VIDEO)
Wichita Downtown Development Corp., Wichita, KS

MERIT AWARDS -- Downtown Leadership and Management

Þ Maintaining a Positive Work Place Environment (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)      
Capitol Hill BID, Washington, DC

Rocky Mountain West Urban Leadership Symposium  (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)         
Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver, CO

Downtown As A Profit Center  (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)       
Downtown Greensboro Incorporated, Greensboro, NC

Þ Downtown Long Beach Web, Mobile and Database Integration (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)        
Downtown Long Beach Associates, Long Beach, CA       

Þ Pub, Clubs & Bars Collaborative (PCB) (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)      
Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Old Sacramento Business Association, Midtown Business Association  
Sacramento, CA       

Þ Strategic Plan (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)       
Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle, WA

Þ Enjoy Perugia (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)       
Municipality of Perugia/Iscom Group, Perugia, ITALY     
Þ Empowering Local Leaders to Transform New York City's Business Districts (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)           
New York City Department of Small Business Services, New York, NY

MERIT AWARDS -- Economic and Business Development

Þ Amway Center (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)       
City of Orlando (Downtown Development Board), Orlando, FL
Þ Main Street District Retail Activation Strategy (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)     
Downtown Dallas, Inc./City of Dallas, Dallas, TX    
Þ Operation: Storefront  Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)         
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc., Baltimore, MD
MERIT AWARDS -- Events and Programming

Þ Chalk the Block (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)    
City of El Paso, Museum and Cultural Arts Department, El Paso, TX
Þ Levitt Pavilion Free Concerts  (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)         
Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, Arlington, TX
Þ Downtown Living Tour (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)       
Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc., Syracuse, NY
Þ Your Keys to the City (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)        
Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver, CO
Þ Top City Thursday (Summary); Project (Powerpoint) 
Downtown Topeka, Inc, Topeka, KS
Þ NoMa Events (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)        
NoMa Business Improvement District, Washington, DC   
MERIT AWARDS -- Marketing and Communication

Þ Historic Hugman River Walk Tour (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)               
City of San Antonio - Downtown Operations Department, San Antonio, TX
Þ Night & Day Downtown Delray (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)       
Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, Delray Beach, FL

Þ Big Day Downtown (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)                       
Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA 
Þ  ROSSLYN Magazine (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)                    
Rosslyn Business Improvement District, Arlington, VA 
Þ Times Square Social Media   (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)         
Times Square Alliance, New York, NY
MERIT AWARDS -- Planning

Þ Downtown Dallas 360 (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)                    
City of Dallas/Downtown Dallas, Inc., Dallas, TX
Þ Edmonton's Capital City Downtown Plan (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)                
City of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA         
Þ Downtown Greenway (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Downtown Development District-Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
Þ Grand Rapids Framework Plan (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority, Grand Rapids, MI
Þ 2 BIDS Join Partnership Plan to End Homelessness in LA (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)  
LA Fashion District Business Improvement / District & Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Los Angeles, CA 
Þ Lakeview Area Master Plan (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL         

MERIT AWARDS -- Public Space

Þ Center City Park Improvements (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)      
Center City District, Philadelphia, PA

Þ "The New North" Streetscape Project  (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Cherry Creek North BID  Public Space, Denver, CO

Þ South Arizona Avenue Improvements (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
City of Chandler, Chandler, AZ           
Þ Renaissance of the Downtown Square - McKinney, Texas (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)  (VIDEO)
City of McKinney, McKinney, TX
Þ Rediscover Granville 2.010 (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Downtown Vancouver BIA, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
Þ Laura Street Enhancement Project (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, Jacksonville, FL
Þ Market Square (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh, PA
MERIT AWARDS -- Transportation

Þ San Antonio Downtown Bike Share System (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
City of San Antonio - Office of Environmental Policy, San Antonio, TX
Þ Downtown Bicycle Station (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District, St. Louis, MO
Þ Transitions (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)    
Midlands Housing Alliance, Inc. & City Center Partnership, Columbia, SC           
 Þ Integrated Downtown Master Plan and Downtown Parking/Access Management Plan (Summary); Project (Powerpoint)
Missoula Parking Commission, Missoula, MT