City introduces Community Partnership Award

OTTAWA – In an effort to recognize the positive effect of working together, the City of Ottawa is introducing the Community Partnership Award.

“Do you have an inspiring story about what can be achieved when everyone works together to plan a building?” city staff released in a statement Aug. 6. “Recognize that success by submitting an entry for the City’s new Community Partnership Award.”

New in 2019, this biennial award will recognize a residential infill development project that best exemplifies collaborative efforts between homebuilders and the community. The winning project will be a built public or private residential project of any scale that highlights the importance of dialogue and cooperation in achieving good urban form, design excellence, and context sensitivity. The City of Ottawa is accepting entries until Sept. 13.

The Community Partnership Award will be presented to the winning team at the 2019 Ottawa Urban Design Awards gala, the evening of Oct. 9. Only constructed projects are eligible and must have been completed between Sept. 1, 2017 and Sept. 1, 2019.