Way Uptown: What Bronx Development Just Received International Recognition?

A Bronx apartment complex was the sole New York state winner among a dozen in the Urban Land Institute has 35th annual ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition.

The developments were cited in a ceremony Friday at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago. The ULI  is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its more than 30,000 members, and advocates sustainability and responsible land use.

Via Verde--The Green Way, at Brook Ave. and E. 156th St. in the Melrose section of the Bronx, was honored for "[m]odel sustainable and affordable housing[,] adding to the revitalization of the neighborhood."

In fact, the development's site says that the complex, which includes apartments and homes in settings ranging from three-story townhouses to a 20-story tower, is "completely sold out."

The international awards program--the 12 awards were cited in five countries--"honors real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning and management." The winners, according to a press release statement by jury chair M. Leanne Lachman, president of New York's Lachman Associates "all highlight a common thread: a committed contribution to a healthy living environment through responsible real estate development, and a dedication to building enduring communities.”

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