An announcement from Jonna Higgins-Freese at 1000 Friends of Iowa:

Dear Friends,
Nominations are now being accepted for the 1000 Friends of Iowa's 2006 Best
Development Awards. These awards are given to new development projects that
best embody the principles of smart growth, including efficient use of our
resources to develop sustainable communities that provide a high quality of
Nominations are accepted in five categories:
* New Residential
* Renovated Residential
* Renovated Commercial/Civic
* New Commercial/Civic
* Leadership
Examples of appropriate projects include new infill development, a
neotraditional neighborhood, a renovated building in a downtown area, or a
former industrial building renovated for loft spaces. A list and pictures of
past winners are available at
<> . For further details
about the application and criteria, go to
This year's award sponsors include InVision Architecture, the Peninsula
Neighborhood Development Corporation, and SITE+ landscape architecture and
Winners will be notified in mid-March; awards will be presented at 1000
Friends of Iowa's annual meeting on April 8, 2006 at Zion Lutheran Church in
Iowa City.
Jonna Higgins-Freese
Executive Director
1000 Friends of Iowa
3850 Merle Hay Road, #309
Des Moines, IA 50310-1300
Direct Line: 319/558-6267
Main Office: 515-288-5364
Fax: 515-288-6362
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Les Beck, Director
Linn County Planning & Development
930 1st Street SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
319-892-5151 (voice)
319-892-5155 (fax)
les.beck (AT) linncounty (DOT) org <mailto:les.beck (AT) linncounty (DOT) org
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