WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roadside Development is pleased to announce that City Market at O (CMO) has been selected as a winner in the prestigious 2015 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence. City Market at O is one of 10 projects in the world to receive this honor this year. 2015 award winners hail from around the globe: three in Asia, two in Europe, and five in the Americas, including City Market at O.
“It is an incredible honor for our entire team that City Market at O has received this prestigious award,” said Richard Lake, founding partner, Roadside Development, LLC. “We are honored that our peers have acknowledged our efforts on this development which restores the historic O Street Market and weaves the entire site into the fabric of the historic Shaw neighborhood. Through elegant design, innovative amenities, diverse retailers, and dynamic public art, City Market at O has become a vibrant part of the Shaw community’s rebirth,” said Lake.
The ULI Global Awards for Excellence recognize projects that provide cross-regional lessons in land use practices. These Awards recognize the full development process of a project, not architecture or design. Award criteria include leadership, contribution to the community, innovation, public/private partnerships, environmental enhancement, response to societal needs, and financial viability.
ULI’s Director of Awards, Daniel Lobo indicated, this year’s winners all demonstrate high-quality and innovative design, sensitivity to the built environment, and represent of how thoughtful design influences a community’s economic vitality and health. “City Market at O is an excellent example of how the confluence of design, community, and purpose can create an environment that is relevant for today and future generations,” said Lobo. “It is also a model for future development projects throughout the world.
City Market at O is a one million square foot, urban infill project in the DC historic Shaw neighborhood. The two block project features nearly 90,000 SF of retail, 550 luxury rental apartments, 90 affordable senior rental units, a 182-room Cambria Suites Hotel, and a 500-car parking garage. The historic O Street Market at 7th and O streets NW is the cornerstone of this project and was restored into a state-of-the-art 78,000 square foot Giant Food Store. Other retail includes Starbucks, Dolci Gelati, Convivial, and Bacaro wine bar. www.citymarketato.com
Roadside Development, LLC is a DC-based company focused on the creation of retail, residential, and mixed-use environments. Roadside’s portfolio includes over 8.5 M square feet development. Formed in 2000, Roadside is now one of the leading experts in urban and town center development in the metropolitan Washington, DC region. www.roadsidedevelopment.com
The Urban Land Institute is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 33,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.