On September 14 at the Urban Land Institute of Atlanta’s (ULI) 27th Awards of Excellence program, Avondale Estates Town Green walked away with the Development of Excellence in the Public Realm award for promoting healthy, sustainable and equitable outcomes in the community.
The Public Realm award goes to organizations that elevate parks and urban space developments that have been instrumental in fostering connectivity and promoting healthy, sustainable, and equitable outcomes in communities.
Originally conceived as part of the city's Downtown Master Plan, the Town Green was designed with community input as part of the city’s master plan. Second Century Avondale, a group of Avondale Estates residents committed to building a dynamic downtown, prioritized the project and championed the Town Green as a catalyst for the Central Business District. The Town Green revitalized three acres of concrete into a park designed and constructed for multi-generational use.
The Town Green features walking paths, a playground, an open lawn area, performance and market pavilions, native plant gardens and Tudor birdhouses designed to engage multiple senses and provide a welcoming place for the community to connect.
The city and Downtown Development Authority were recognized along with partners Fabric Developers, Reeves Young, LLC, Long Engineering, SSOE Group, SITE Solutions Gabler-Youngston and PDC Solutions, LLC.