Quixote Village, which serves homeless adults in west Olympia, is a finalist for the 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.
The award celebrates “transformative urban places in America” and their impact on the community.
The Bruner Foundation will visit the five finalists this spring and announce medal winners in June. The gold medal winner will receive $50,000 and four silver medal recipients will get $10,000 each.
The award was founded in 1987, and the first winner was Pike Place Market in Seattle. Other finalists for the 2015 award include the Uptown District in Cleveland, Ohio; Miller’s Court in Baltimore, Maryland; Grand Rapids Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Falls Park on the Ready in Greenville, S.C. Each of these projects has a common theme of redevelopment of public space within key corridors of their respective cities.
The Bruner Foundation’s website includes case studies and information about past winners at http://www.brunerfoundation.org.