In a previous blog, we introduced you to a new development in southeast Aurora called Southshore. The Parade of Homes took place at this location in 2007 from July 28 through September 3.
More recently, Southshore was the recipient of the ‘Community of the Year' award by the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver.
According to the official BAR Awards website, these awards are given to those who ‘Raise the Bar' and set a new standard of excellence in the Denver home building industry.
Home builders in eight Denver Metro counties were eligible. In addition to the prestigious Community of the Year selection, other BAR Awards were presented for interior merchandising, print and radio campaigns, website design, sales office design, logos, brochures, and signage.
The Community of the Year Award is presented to the HBA Builder/Developer for the best overall marketing and community presentation of a master planned community. Judging criteria for this award included:
- Design and sensitivity to natural or created environments
- Design appeal
- Creative use of space, materials, amenities
- Architectural continuity
- Landscape design and signage
- Community site planning
An impartial panel of out-of-state home building industry experts, consisting of builders, developers, architects, interior designers and sales and marketing professionals, judged the entries. Judges were selected to produce a well-rounded and geographically diverse panel. One of the HBA's requirements for judges was that they had not performed work of any kind in the Denver area for the past five years.
According to the Denver Post, Southshore has now been named a finalist for the National Association of Home Builders' Community of the Year Award. The winner will be announced February 13, 2008 at the 2008 International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida.