2016 Timmy Award Winners Announced!

Irta John, (202) 939-1774, ijohn@housingonline.com
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association


Innovative Historic Building Rehabilitation Projects Recognized by Top Housing Industry Group


WASHINGTON (November 8, 2016) – A closed textile mill renovated into affordable housing, a WWII Officers Club converted into veteran housing, and a vacant warehouse transformed into vibrant affordable artist housing are some of the projects named as winners for the J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation by the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA).

Affectionately known as the “Timmy Awards,” the industry accolade honors outstanding real estate projects that transform older, historic buildings and redefine their use, while primarily using Federal or State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.

“Even after 40 years in this industry, I am still awed by the creativity, integrity, and commitment to community revitalization embraced by the development teams who work in the field,” said NH&RA President and CEO Peter Bell. “Our Timmy Award winners saw the potential in old, often abandoned, buildings that most people would consider uninhabitable, and rebuilt them into beautiful, affordable spaces that add to the appeal of the entire community.”

The 2016 winners represent the best in rehabilitation projects from coast-to-coast: California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, and North Carolina.

The complete list of winners is listed below.

 2016 Timmy Award Winners


Best Commercial / Retail / Non-Residential Project
Stony Island Arts Bank
Location: Chicago, IL
Developer: The Stony Group LLC
Architect: Fitzgerald Associates Architects
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits – Small (Under $10 million development cost)
The Lofts at NoDa Mills
Location: Charlotte, NC
Developer: The Community Builders
Architect: Shook Kelley, Inc.
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits – Medium ($10-20 million development cost)
Chestnut Park Apartments
Location: Holyoke, MA
Developer: Weld Management Co., Inc.
Architect: The Architect ural Team, Inc.
Historic Consultant: Pioneer Valley Planning Co.

Best Historic Rehab Utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits – Large (Over $20 million development cost)
Loft Five50
Location: Lawrence, MA
Developer: WinnDevelopment
Architect: The Architectural Team
Historic Consultant: Epsilon Associates

Best Market-Rate or Mixed-Income Residential
Arc at Old Colony
Location: Chicago, IL
Developer: MCJ Development and CA Ventures
Architect: Pappageorge Haymes Partners
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

Achievement in Sustainability
Monsenor Romero Apartments
Location: Washington, DC
Developer: NHT Enterprise
Architect: Wiencek & Associates
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

Best Historic Mill or Factory Rehabilitation
A-Mill Artist Lofts
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Developer: Dominium
Architect: BKV Group
Historic Consultant: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC

David Reznick Award for Most Advanced Financial Structure Award
The Lace Mill
Location: Kingston, NY
Developer: RUPCO
Architect: Dutton Architecture
Historic Consultant: Heritage Consulting Group

Most Innovative Adaptive-Reuse
Cony Flatiron Senior Residence
Location: Augusta, ME
Developer: Housing Initiatives of New England Corporation
Architect: CWS Architects of Portland, ME

Commendation Award
The Flats on Howard
Location: Omaha, NE
Developer: Arch Icon Development
Architect: Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Historic Consultant: Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture

Impact Award
Home Front at Camp Anza
Location: Riverside, CA
Developer: Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation
Architect: Rodriguez Associates Architects and Planners, Inc.
Historic Consultant: JM Research & Consulting

NH&RA announced winners in eleven categories including Best Commercial/Retail/Non Residential Project, Best Historic Rehab Using Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Best Market-Rate/Mixed-Income Residential on November 2, 2016, at the Boston College Club in Boston, Mass. during a luncheon ceremony held in conjunction with NH&RA’s 2016 Fall Developers Forum.

Timmy Award nominations were evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of judges, on the overall design and quality of the project, interpretation and respect of historic elements, innovative approaches to construction and the use of building materials, community impact, sustainability, and financial and market success.

NH&RA created the Timmy Awards in 2005 in memory of J. Timothy Anderson, a Boston architect, educator and preservation advocate. A singular figure in the historic rehabilitation business, whose legacy includes numerous Boston area projects and a seminal study that helped preserve Miami’s South Beach Art Deco District. The 2016 Timmy Awards were co-sponsored by the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and by Weld Management Co., Inc.

Reporters and journalists seeking additional information about the projects or contact information for project developers and architects should contact Irta John at 202-939-1774, ijohn@housingonline.com.


About the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
For more than 40 years National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has been providing an ongoing forum for professionals in affordable housing and historic rehabilitation to exchange information and build new business relationships. For more information on the “Timmy Awards,” the Fall Developers Forum or NH&RA, please visit our website at www.housingonline.com.

About the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Available nationwide, and instrumental in revitalizing urban downtowns as well as suburbs and rural communities, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit is a tax incentive used by developers to help finance the renovation of historic buildings of all types for continued use as offices, apartments, hotels, stores, and other purposes.