Three commercial properties and five residences were recognized Monday as part of the 18th annual Community Revitalization Awards program. The program allows the City to thank property owners who have completed revitalization projects having a significant, positive impact on their property and the surrounding area.
The judging committee included Council Members Scott Dunn and Steve Mitchell, City Plan Commissioners Randy Roland and Marilyn Frederick, and Mary Bedosky representing the Chamber of Commerce.
Properties receiving an award include:
QuikTrip - With more than 600 stores in operation, QuikTrip opened its first store in Richardson in 2012. Acquiring the entirety of the northeast corner of Inge and Belt Line Roads, QuikTrip replaced a dilapidated, vacant, automotive brake facility and two outdated multi-tenant retail buildings with extensive new landscaping along three streets and the development of their third generation store design.
Jack In The Box - Replacing a portion of an aging multi-tenant retail center and the location of a previously demolished restaurant, Jack in the Box developed their latest restaurant concept. Featuring a modern building design with decorative wall fixtures, and lighted canopies, this development has helped to reenergize the Northrich shopping corridor.
Govindji’s Jewelry - Expanding from a small 2,000 square foot space in 1985, Govindji’s Jewelry embarked on a significant remodeling program for their existing flagship store along Central Expressway. Occupying the entirety of a two-story, 12,000 square foot retail building, the former brick and concrete building has been replaced with a classical building design featuring a cast stone and brushed metal façade with a large arched entryway, large fabric panel awnings, and up-lighting within the sidewalks. This has certainly raised the bar for redevelopment along Central Expressway.
Swanson Residence - With the assistance of Fairview Custom Home builders, the Swanson family’s remodel of this Canyon Creek home is highlighted by the addition of an expanded second story with a standing seam metal roof, a projecting arched front porch with decorative columns and trim, rebuilt stone retaining walls with brick sidewalk pavers and extensive new landscaping.
Wallace Residence - The conversion of this Canyon Creek ranch-style home to craftsman-style was completed in early 2012. Highlights of the remodel include a prominent front entryway that features duel tapered columns and a pronounced roofline, wide overhanging eaves with decorative bracketing, an addition of a second story with new windows, and extensive new landscaping.
Kirk Residence - Designed by Fairview Custom Homes, the construction of this new Canyon Creek home features a brick and stone façade with stained cedar shutters, decorative bracketing, an arched recessed front door, and new landscaping that maintained the mature trees.
Guinn Residence - Remodeled by 3rd Street Custom Home Builders, then subsequently purchased by the Guinn Family, this redesigned craftsman-style inspired home features a prominent covered front porch highlighted with tapered columns, a low-pitched roof line with decorative bracketing, clear-story windows, and new landscaping.
Kazmann Residence - In a collaborative effort between Vicosa Architects and Deitrichson Fine Custom Homes, the redevelopment of this home-site features a stone façade with arched windows, a prominent, recessed front entryway with decorative cedar bracketing, Spanish tile shingles, and a wrought iron Juliette style balcony flanked by natural gas lanterns.
Nominations are already being accepted for the 2013 awards. For more information, contact Israel B. Roberts at 972-744-4256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.