The Richardson City Council created the Community Revitalization Awards to recognize property owners who have enhanced the community by making significant exterior improvements to their properties, which have, in turn, had a positive impact on the surrounding area.
Both residential and non-residential projects are eligible for consideration. Over 250 properties have been recognized since the Program’s inception in 1994. Recipients are recognized by the City Council with a reception and award presentation ceremony held in February of each year.
The 2018 Community Revitalization Awards received 25 nominations with three (3) non-residential and eleven (14) residential projects receiving recognition.
- Bob Dubey, City Council member
- Steve Mitchell, City Council member
- Randy Roland, City Plan Commissioner
- Ken Southard, City Plan Commissioner
- Beth Kolman, Chamber of Commerce
The 2018 Community Revitalization Awards presentation was held during the February 4, 2018, City Council meeting.
BakerTriangle Prefab • 1301 Apollo Road
After purchasing this 1980s tilt-wall building located in the Collins Arapaho Innovation District study area, BakerTriangle Prefab modernized the façade. From the work areas to the office entrance, the improvements include replacing the concrete architectural projections with panels featuring new signage and the painting of non-aggregate areas.
Shaddock Caldwell Builders & Developers • 105 E. Main Street
Originally built in 1909, this downtown building was once the home of the Ritz Theater. After seeing a few name and format changes, the theater closed in 1972 and has been business offices since. The renovation removed the paint from the brick, exposing where the marquee sign was once mounted. A paneled façade and painted brick frames the windows and new door, providing a formal face to the building. The awning creates a pedestrian scale shelter from the elements and the simply lettered business signage is uplit.
Southwestern National Bank • 500 N. Central Expressway
Southwestern National Bank renovated this industrial building utilizing brick, stone and stucco as façade materials. The addition of new windows and awnings, along with a front accent wall and glass lobby provide a modern appearance to this adaptive re-use.
Alter-Meeker Residence • 417 Valley Cove Drive
Built in the 1970s, this Canyon Creek home was updated inside and out. The exterior improvements include painted brick and the addition of wood accents. New windows and doors, along with the removal of shutters, give the exterior a clean modern look. New screening fences and landscaping beds complete the project.
Barnard Residence • 1307 Lamp Post Lane
The improvements to this 1970s Cottonwood Heights home update the traditional style with a new roof, painted brick and trim, and new windows. A covered porch has been added, sheltering visitors from the elements. The landscaping has been updated while preserving the mature trees that offer a shaded canopy to the yard.
Dreyer Residence • 2402 Fairway Drive
Although initially intending to renovate their 1970s Canyon Creek home, our next award winner became a rebuild on the existing foundation due to engineering concerns. The new home features a painted brick façade, concrete tile roof with standing seam metal porches, and curved upper story windows.
Johnson Residence • 406 Dover Drive
Originally built in 1958, this Cottonwood Heights home received a facelift with painted brick and trim and the addition of wood accents, a new modern front and garage door, and a new garage along the alley.
Lanphier Residence • 903 S. Weatherred Drive
This 1960s home in the Cottonwood Heights neighborhood features painted brick, a modern window arrangement and front door, with stained wood porch columns and rain chains. The xeriscaped front yard features decomposed granite and gravel with steel planter and landscape edging, distinctive native plants and grasses.
Lowery Residence • 331 Ridge Crest Drive
This Canyon Creek rebuild features a wrap-around porch with a standing seam metal roof. Symmetrical planting beds with grasses and low shrubs flank the concrete block walkway leading to the brick porch and front door.
Orr Residence • 437 Hanbee Street
This rebuild of a new modern home in the Northrich neighborhood features a horseshoe driveway and new landscaping. The home’s windows utilize varying grids of consistently sized panes. The peaks of the staggered roof and front façade articulation provide architectural interest.
Rylander Residence • 637 Tiffany Trail
The facelift to this Richland Park home includes painting of the exterior, with a new front door and windows. Original accent walls by the front door were removed, opening up the porch. The front yard improvements include a new brick entrance walk and landscaping.
Shaddock Residence • 909 Creekdale Drive
This Arapaho Heights home built in 1960 underwent a significant addition and remodel, adding a second floor with distinctive dormers. New landscaping grounds the foundation of the home, with established trees providing shade.
Teffera Residence • 541 Royal Crest Drive
A late 1950s home in Highland Terrace was replaced with a new home with a brick and stone exterior, which is mirrored in the brick and stone mailbox. New landscape beds add interest and color, while stamped stars accent the new walkway and driveway.
Trahan Residence • 602 Thompson Drive
This 1957 Heights Park neighborhood home was treated to a mid-century-style facelift. Façade improvements include polished yellow pine columns and cladding, a new front door, mailbox, landscape and accent lighting, and hardware. The carport was upgraded utilizing similar materials and the addition of decorative concrete blocks. New landscaping and a decorative water feature complete the project.
Wadsworth Residence • 1522 Englecrest Drive
This home in the Yale Park neighborhood focused on improving their curb appeal and neighborliness by replacing grass, removing a couple existing trees and adding new landscaping. A flagstone border and walkway provide additional hardscape detail with the addition of a bench for sitting.
Ward Residence • 514 Canyon Creek Drive
A rebuild in the Canyon Creek neighborhood, this new modern home features a standing seam metal porch, dormers and awning. The use of vertical paneling and under eave details adds architectural interest to the design. The new landscaping preserves established trees.
Whitaker Residence • 318 Sutton Place
This Canyon Creek neighborhood rebuild features a modern symmetrical façade with large windows. New landscaping, including the preservation of established trees, and a concrete block walkway round out the design.