The Henry Clay building on Third Street at Chestnut Street has placed second nationally in the National Development Council Academy 2009 Awards for Community Development. The mixed-use development by City Properties Group was chosen out of a group of 15 entrants voted on by industry leaders. A revitalization project from San Antonio placed first in the category.
Here’s a little information about the NDC from their web site:
The National Development Council is the oldest national non-profit community and economic development organizations in the U.S. It was founded in 1969 with one purpose: increasing the flow of capital for investment, jobs and community development to under served urban and rural areas across the country. Since that time, NDC has worked with thousands of communities in every one of the 50 states and Puerto Rico, providing technical assistance, professional training, investment in affordable housing, small business financing and direct developer services.
Check out the Henry Clay’s website for lots of photos of the historic building, from when it was new, under renovation, and today.