Village of Rowlett Development Wins Prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) Award

For Immediate release

Dallas, Texas, October 5, 2017

The North Texas District Council of the Urban Land Institute held its 3rd Annual Impact Awards Gala on Tuesday, October 3rd at Union Station in Downtown Dallas to recognize impactful developments in the DFW region. The finalists and winners of these awards were selected by a five-person jury comprised of experienced ULI members from around the country. 

In determining the winning entry for the Influence Award, the ULI jury sought developments that would have a positive impact beyond their own borders. Finalists in the Influence category included The Statler, submitted by Centurion American Asset Management Company, and The Canals at Grand Park in Frisco, submitted by TBG Partners. The winner of the Influence Award was the Village of Rowlett, submitted jointly by the City of Rowlett and CATALYST Urban Development. Paris Rutherford, Principal of CATALYST, commented, “We were excited when our development was selected as a finalist, and were extremely honored when it was given the award itself. This is a testament to the hard work the full team undertook to create a uniquely appealing destination that expands downtown Rowlett into a regional destination for the community.” City Manager Brian Funderburk and Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashain both praised the development’s influence on their city.  “The Village of Rowlett development capitalizes on our authentic downtown core along the historic Bankhead Highway. It offers a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly Main Street with transportation options of DART and PGBT nearby. We are excited that ULI has recognized this project with its Influence Award.” 

About the Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit, education and research institute, supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating, thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has roughly 40,000 members worldwide and over 1300 members in North Texas, representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

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