Community Development Awards

PCRG’s Community Development Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods in Greater Pittsburgh. Any project or program that creates a positive, lasting impact on the physical, social, or cultural fabric of a community is eligible for an award. Examples of eligible projects include community plans, neighborhood-based real estate development, greening and community gardens, and effective community organizing strategies. Any project that restores, preserves, or redevelops a neighborhood is eligible. Nominated projects can be in any phase of completion.

Nominated projects/programs will be evaluated based on their level of innovation or creativity, the amount of community engagement and/or support for the project, the use of (formal or informal) partnerships and collaborations to bring the project/program to fruition, and the success of the project/program to date. Up to four projects may be selected for an award. Eligible nominees include community development corporations, community based organizations, other non-profit organizations, for-profit and non-profit developers, architects, planning firms, churches, or any other organization, agency, or company working to revitalize Pittsburgh’s urban core.

Applications must be received by April 1st, 2016.

2016 Community Development Award Nomination Form

  • Nominee's Primary Contact Information

    Please fill out the contact information for the nominee below. If you are nominating an organization, agency, or company, this individual will serve as the primary contact and will be notified should the nominee be selected for an award. If you are nominating a project/program that is a collaboration between more than one organization, you may include secondary contact information in the following section. Both individuals/organizations will receive notification if the project is selected to receive an award.
  • Nominee's Secondary Contact Information

    For nominees with more than one company or organization only.
  • Project Information

  • In no more than 1200 words, please provide a brief description and project/program background. How is the project/program innovative? How was the community engaged? What are the lasting physical, social, or cultural impacts of the project/program?
  • Your Contact Information

    (if different from nominee’s contact information)