Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2015 ARC Developments of Excellence Awards

Through its annual Developments of Excellence (DOE) Awards, ARC honors trend-setting private and public development projects that advance and implement the policies of ARC’s Regional Plan, PLAN 2040. The award nomination period is now open!

To compete for the top DOE Award, nominations should exemplify exceptional design and sustainability while contributing to regional goals such as urban revitalization, transit accessibility, affordable housing and economic development.

In addition, ARC is accepting nominations for a Great Place Award. This award category highlights places such as neighborhoods, streets, civic spaces or parks that contribute to the Atlanta region’s character and provide choices for where and how people work and live. Great Places are enjoyable, safe and desirable and can serve as regional models for future growth. The possibilities are open. The Great Place category was added to the DOE program in 2011 to reflect the incredible places that comprise our diverse region.

Finally, through this awards program, ARC presents an LCI Achievement Award, which honors a development or project that significantly advances the implementation of a community’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) plan. This award can also go more generally to an entire community that has excelled in the implementation of its LCI plan.

ARC wants to hear from you. What is your idea of a Development of Excellence, Great Place or exceptional LCI community that helps make the Atlanta region special?

Nominate a deserving project, place or LCI area by the close of business on Friday, September 4. Then mark your calendar for ARC’s annual State of the Region Breakfast on Friday, October 30 to find out the winners.

To learn more and submit a nomination, visit ARC’s Developments of Excellence webpage.

Contact Andrew Smith at or 404-463-5581 with questions.

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