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2017 Award Nominations List

Best Public/Private Partnership

This award is presented to an organization and/or municipality that has partnered and leveraged resources to complete a project with a positive, lasting impact in the community, with priority given to preservation-based projects. Projects completed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 are eligible. If completing a Best Public/Private Partnership, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Description of the project including location and size, history, former uses, project costs, funding sources, planner, contractor/architect partnership, etc
  • Explain the historical significance of the property and note if it is listed in any national, state or local register or inventory
  • Make note if tax credits were used on the project
  • Describe the work completed including any design assistance sources, financial incentives and project challenges
  • Images/video of the project, especially highlighting before and after conditions

Best Commercial Rehabilitation

This award is presented to one or more individuals, tenants or building owners who have completed the best storefront, interior and/or total building improvement project based on proper preservation techniques. Projects completed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 are eligible. If completing a Best Commercial Rehabilitation nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Description of the rehabilitation project including building location and size, building history, former building uses, project costs, funding sources, contractor/architect partnership, etc
  • Explain the historical significance of the property and note if it is listed in any national, state or local register or inventory
  • Make note if tax credits were used on the project
  • Describe the work completed including any design assistance sources, financial incentives and project challenges
  • Images/video of the project, especially highlighting before and after conditions

Best Public Building Rehabilitation

This award is presented to one or more municipalities or governmental offices who have completed the best total building improvement project based on proper preservation techniques. Projects completed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 are eligible. If completing a Best Public Building Rehabilitation nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Description of the rehabilitation project including building location and size, building history, former building uses, project costs, funding sources, contractor/architect partnership, etc
  • Explain the historical significance of the property and note if it is listed in any national, state or local register or inventory
  • Make note if tax credits were used on the project
  • Describe the work completed including any design assistance sources, financial incentives and project challenges
  • Images/video of the project, especially highlighting before and after conditions

Best Residential Rehabilitation

This award is presented to one or more individuals, tenants or homeowners who have completed the best exterior and/or interior single or multi-family residential project based on proper preservation techniques. Projects completed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 are eligible. If completing a Best Residential Rehabilitation nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Describe the rehabilitation project including the location, design principles, design assistance used, costs, funding sources, financial incentives used, contractor/architect partnership, etc
  • Detailed description of the work completed throughout the rehabilitation process including project challenges encountered and resolved
  • Images/video of the project, especially highlighting before and after conditions

 

Best Upper Floor Residential Rehabilitation

This award is presented to one or more individuals, tenants or property owners who have completed the best interior single or multi-family upper floor residential project in a downtown mixed-use building based on proper preservation techniques. Projects completed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 are eligible. If completing a Best Upper Floor Residential Rehabilitation nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Describe the rehabilitation project including the location, design principles, design assistance used, costs, funding sources, financial incentives used, contractor/architect partnership, etc
  • Detailed description of the work completed throughout the rehabilitation process including project challenges encountered and resolved
  • Images/video of the project, especially highlighting before and after conditions

Historic Farmstead of the Year

This award is presented to the historic farmstead which best embodies the marriage of modern agricultural practices with historic buildings, or best embodies the innovative reuse of historic agricultural buildings. Nominees will be judged on the basis of maintained integrity of farm buildings/outbuildings for continued use, or the completed rehabilitation of a farmstead for either agricultural use, or for a new sympathetic use. Farmsteads listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or as a Centennial Farm through the Ohio Department of Agriculture are especially encouraged to apply. If completing a Historic Farmstead of the Year nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Description of current farmstead and uses, whether agricultural or non-agricultural
  • Explain the historical significance of the farmstead and note if it is listed in any national, state or local register or inventory
  • Describe major work completed on any buildings or outbuildings, especially as part of a large rehabilitation project
  • Images/video of the farmstead, especially highlighting before and after conditions

Best Downtown Placemaking

This award is presented to an organization and/or municipality actively engaged in efforts to enhance their downtown’s appearance with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being through a program of streetscape improvements. If completing a Best Downtown Placemaking nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Description of the project including reasoning behind implementation, project costs, funding sources, etc
  • Explain the historical significance of the property and note if it is listed in any national, state or local register or inventory
  • Describe the work completed including any design assistance sources, financial incentives, project challenges, and innovative approaches to overcoming project obstacles
  • Images/video of the project, especially highlighting before and after conditions

Historic Theater of the Year

This award is presented to the historic theater, opera house, or cinema which embodies the spirit of preservation. Nominees will be judged for maintained integrity or completed restoration projects, active performance or screenings, and community engagement. If completing a Historic Theater of the Year nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Description of current programming and community engagement activities
  • Explain the historical significance of the property and note if it is listed in any national, state or local register or inventory
  • Describe the work completed on structure, either continuous maintenance or completed restoration project
  • Images/video of the building, especially highlighting before and after conditions and performance

Main Street Business of the Year

This award is presented to the owner(s) and/or employee(s) of a Main Street program business with innovative strategies. If nominating a Main Street Business, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Detailed description of the business’ history with the local Main Street Program, examples of its involvement at the local level and its dedication to revitalization and preservation
  • Images/video of the nominee in action

Volunteer of the Year

This award is presented to an individual dedicating their time and effort toward helping their Main Street program thrive. If completing a Volunteer of the Year nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Detailed description of the volunteer’s actions, achievements, and involvement in the organization, and how these have benefited the community and enhanced the community’s downtown
  • Images/video of the nominee in action

Spirit of Main Street

This award is presented to an individual, organization, or business dedicating their time and effort toward helping their Main Street program thrive. If completing a Spirit of Main Street nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Detailed description of the volunteer/staff member actions, achievements, and involvement in the organization, and how these have benefited the community and enhanced the central business district
  • Images/video of the nominee in action

Main Street Manager of the Year

This award is presented to a Main Street Manager contributing exceptional efforts to downtown revitalization. If nominating a Manager, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Detailed description of the person’s tenure as main street manager, his/her involvement as the Main Street Manager and his/her commitment to revitalization and preservation
  • Images/video of the nominee in action

Best Main Street Committee Project or Event

This award is presented to the Main Street program committee (Business Enhancement/Economic Restructuring, Design, Operations/Organization, Marketing/Promotions) displaying excellence in Main Street activities. If completing a Best Main Street Committee Project or Event nomination, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Description of how the event or project fulfilled an unmet need in the community
  • Describe how the event or project positively impacted the downtown/community through event activities, increased attendance, etc
  • Provide information about the cost funding sources, and the implementation process
  • Images/video of the project materials and project efforts in action

Preservation Hero

This award is presented to an individual, organization, or business that has shown outstanding leadership in revitalizing and preserving Ohio communities. If nominating a Preservation Hero, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Detailed description of the person’s or organization’s involvement in the historic preservation field, the activities undertaken, and how their actions made a positive preservation impact
  • Images/video of the nominee(s) in action

Best Public Leader in Revitalization

This award is presented to an individual that has shown outstanding leadership in revitalizing and preserving Ohio communities. Candidates are likely to be elected officials (commissioners, mayors, representatives, but may also be city manager, fire chief, etc.) If nominating a Best Public Leader please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Detailed description of the person’s involvement in the historic preservation field, the activities undertaken, and how their actions made a positive preservation impact
  • Images/video of the nominee(s) in action

 

Young Preservation Leader of the Year

This award is presented to an individual, under age 40, that has shown outstanding leadership in revitalizing and preserving Ohio communities. If nominating a Young Preservation Leader of the Year, please provide these support materials:

Support Materials

  • Detailed description of the person’s or organization’s involvement in the historic preservation field, the activities undertaken, and how their actions made a positive preservation impact
  • Images/video of the nominee(s) in action

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